Marty4650

Marty4650

Lives in United States NC, United States
Works as a Retired Industrial Engineer
Joined on May 20, 2005

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The most interesting question here isn't "what is on this film" by "why does this film even exist?"

Even back in the 1950s we knew film had a shelf life. We knew it had to be used and processed quickly. Yet someone shot 1200 rolls and never processed any of it. Instead, he wrapped it up for "posterity" or something.

Just based on the one sample roll developed it is clear this was no eccentric artist like Vivian Maier. These are some very bad snapshots.

You really have to wonder why they were even taken, much less preserved for processing at some future time. A time when recovery would be difficult if not impossible to do.

This will probably always be a mystery. If there was one decent photo on that roll, then someone might be motivated by curiosity to develop all this film.

But right now, it looks like Vivian Maier's legacy is safe.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 10:30 UTC as 5th comment
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Mike FL: It is better than Hasselblad in the sense of that Leica is dressing up its own cameras while Hasselblad was dressing up SONY.

Here's the biggest difference. Greed.

Leica would take a $500 Panasonic, rebadge it as a Leica, and sell it for $750.

Hasselblad would take a $750 Sony, rebadge it as a Hasselblad, add an exotic wood grip then sell it for $7,000, making the Leica seem like a bargain,

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 04:40 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (113 comments in total)
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nobes: I'll wait for the VR version

henricoo..... I'd say you are exactly right about that.

When you see the amazing results some birders can get with their 300mm lenses and APSC cameras.... you really wonder why they would want, or even need, an extreme telescope lens. Especially one that costs so much and represents "state of the art in 1985."

I think these extreme lenses are mostly collector's items due to their rarity.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:48 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (782 comments in total)

This isn't the camera for me, but I really do like the IKEA like styling.

There is something very crisp and clean about Swedish design.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 18:59 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (113 comments in total)
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steephill: f11? Pfft, Pentax made one in f8 - http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/extreme-tele/A1200f8.html

Ahhhhhhhh..... the good old days!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (113 comments in total)
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nobes: I'll wait for the VR version

Probably because these lenses are very expensive to make, and they lose money on every lens they make.

Even at $100,000 a lens.... if you only sell a small handful of them, you could lose money.

I would bet that these "Ultra Lenses" were produced for prestige and for the halo effect, and not to generate profits. Think about it. Where is their version 2 or update? If these types of lenses were profitable, the lens makers would have them in their current catalogs.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 15:27 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (113 comments in total)
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steephill: f11? Pfft, Pentax made one in f8 - http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/extreme-tele/A1200f8.html

Olympus.... please note.... Canon included a FREE case and hood with their 1200 mm f/5.6 lens!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 15:23 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (113 comments in total)
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steephill: f11? Pfft, Pentax made one in f8 - http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/extreme-tele/A1200f8.html

Thanks steephill!
That link is from a really fascinating website.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:36 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (113 comments in total)

This looks like something you could put on your shoulder, and use to shoot down enemy planes...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:06 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1187 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This actually marks a milestone of sorts.

MILC cameras now are available in more sensor sizes than any other camera format. Eight different sensor sizes!

1/2.3" - Pentax Q
1/1.7" - Pentax Q
1 inch - Nikon 1 and Samsung NX Mini
Four Thirds - Panasonic, Olympus and Kodak M4/3
APS-C - Canon M, Fuji X, Leica T, Sony E, Samsung NX, Sigma Quattro
APS- H Sigma Quattro H
Full Frame - Sony FE, Leica SL
Medium Format -Hasselblad X1D

@ villa... I was tempted, but the exotic wood grip stuff has been way overdone.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1187 comments in total)

This actually marks a milestone of sorts.

MILC cameras now are available in more sensor sizes than any other camera format. Eight different sensor sizes!

1/2.3" - Pentax Q
1/1.7" - Pentax Q
1 inch - Nikon 1 and Samsung NX Mini
Four Thirds - Panasonic, Olympus and Kodak M4/3
APS-C - Canon M, Fuji X, Leica T, Sony E, Samsung NX, Sigma Quattro
APS- H Sigma Quattro H
Full Frame - Sony FE, Leica SL
Medium Format -Hasselblad X1D

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:21 UTC as 117th comment | 5 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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Rishi Sanyal: I don't know about you, but I'm hoping to be over the moon with what's sure to be a stellar product.

No, that was an inside joke.

A stellar product.... like the Hasselblad Stellar!

(I really hope Rishi did that intentionally, and not by accident!)

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)

I just hope this won't be another Sony NEX-7, rebadged as a Hassleblad.

And selling for $7,500....

The article says they abandoned that marketing plan, but you never know. They might do something similar with a twist.

Wait.... maybe this time it will be a rebadged Sony A7R II, selling for $12,000?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 192nd comment | 2 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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newe: Who really cares about wifi....come on, take the card out and copy your pics...it is faster!

I'm waiting for Nikon to make a camera that has a built in printer...but it will probably clog and people will sue anyway.

WIFI does a lot more than sending photos to facebook, or your computer.

I always take out the card, and copy them to my computer... but I love using the WIFI app to remotely control my camera. In fact, this is the world's best remote control. You can use your smartphone to operate the shutter, change settings, even to zoom the lens, if you have a powerzoom lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 02:56 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)

My prediction..... Nikon will deny there is any problem. Then, the Chinese government will ban the sale of the D500 in China. Then Nikon will reluctantly admit there is a problem.

Nikon will offer replacement cameras that use standard WIFI, and then clearly mark their old stock as "Bluetooth Only" models. When no one buys them, they will dump them for $999 through a Hong Kong ebay vendor.

Then the incident will be completely forgotten, and the D500 Mk II will get stellar reviews.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:02 UTC as 137th comment | 4 replies
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Marty4650: Looks like an absolutely stunning and mouth watering lens.

But it is a bit outside my budget. I will have to keep saving up for a used or refurbished Olympus 12mm f/2.0.

However.... if money were no object....

Agreed. 12mm isn't a prime I would use often, but I would love to have it for those times it is needed. $384 makes sense. $799 doesn't. And $1,299 is completely out of the question.

However, it would be an ideal lens for landscapes or architecture. And thanks to the speed, it would be great for interiors.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 23:23 UTC

Looks like an absolutely stunning and mouth watering lens.

But it is a bit outside my budget. I will have to keep saving up for a used or refurbished Olympus 12mm f/2.0.

However.... if money were no object....

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 14:14 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies

Absolutely amazing video.

You can only wonder how much time and talent it took to put it all together.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 21:59 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (256 comments in total)
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George Zip: I like the work the guys at DPreview do, but I find their criteria of rating is not valid for someone like me. I have a very different set of criteria for what I personally find the most important.

But I do get it. Amazon owns this site, and it exists to help sell product, and that's fine, because that's what it is.

George.... I was actually agreeing with you. You added the crucial "for me" to your statement, and that makes it impossible to argue with. But others have claimed bias where there really is none.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 21:48 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (256 comments in total)
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George Zip: I like the work the guys at DPreview do, but I find their criteria of rating is not valid for someone like me. I have a very different set of criteria for what I personally find the most important.

But I do get it. Amazon owns this site, and it exists to help sell product, and that's fine, because that's what it is.

There is absolutely nothing preventing anyone from reading about a camera here, then buying it from a local camera shop or from B&H or Adorama.

So you could say "Dpreview helps sell cameras. For every vendor, not just for Amazon." In fact, they even help people sell their used cameras on Ebay and Craigslist.

I refuse to believe there is any bias involved in their product ratings, until someone can show me a terrible camera that got a good rating, or a great camera that got a poor rating. Their ratings are always inline with those of other professional review sites, and never suspiciously out of step or much different..

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
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