DonM999

DonM999

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On DSC_8547-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Focus point is the railing. Compare sharpness of motorcycle engines to the wood texture of the railing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 03:05 UTC as 1st comment

Kodak brought out a set of curved field lenses for their slide projectors back in the 1970's when their testing revealed that cardboard mounted Kodachromes all bowed identically in their card board mounts. Up till then you had to remove the cardboard mounts and remount the positive in thin glass plates if you wanted a sharply projected image.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 04:52 UTC as 48th comment
On Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Review article (41 comments in total)

Any durability test should at least include a few 3 foot falls to a hard floor. Lighting equipment never gets the same respect as cameras and lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 01:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)
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plevyadophy: Have all the Pentax fans actually considered the fact that this thing is NOT really medium format; it's not true medium format in sensor size nor is it digital medium format.

It's more like the medium format equivalent of a Leica M8 or Canon 1D with their APS-H sized sensors, and some have even gone as far as referring to this new Pentax's sensor size as Medium Format DX.

Really, in my view, things only matter when the diagonal of the sensor/film roughlydoubles/halves. So going from micro Four Thirds to 35mm,and then from 35mm to 645 or 6 x 6, and then up to 10 x 8 all make a significant difference. For those going from Pentax APS-C sensor cams to this Pentax 645Z there's gonna be a MASSIVE difference but I don't think it's worth bothering with if you already own say a Nikon D800e.

The camera body is superb though, the best on the market in my view. It's just a pity that they didn't provide a fully articulating rear LCD instead of the mere flip up and flip down variety.

I'm still dreaming of a full size digital back for my Mamiya 6x7.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
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RangeOfLight: Despite a raft of trivial and ignorant comments, I fortunately decided to view the video for myself. The point of the piece is to document the cataloging and preservation of historical photographic prints by Corbis. This is important work in an age where, as related within the video, we are rapidly progressing to all digital image manufacture and representation. Of course, there is also thoughtful replication in digital format, but the mandate of the archive is to preserve the inherent medium, not bits, for posterity.

There is an ironic twist to this. They are digitizing originals as requests come in for them. But how are young people to know the images are available until they are all digitized?

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 22:37 UTC

Color negatives and color prints are easily the quickest to fade. Polaroid images are already gone. Digitizing what you can as soon as you can is the best thing you can do for your own legacy.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 22:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)

At least we're one step closer to the D5.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:05 UTC as 74th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

The styling of the silver reminds me of the FM film camera. As a working collectible, which ultimately it will be, it makes more sense than an empty Leica shell or a glass paperweight Hasselblad.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 03:21 UTC as 405th comment
On Miniature wide angle lens under development at UCSD article (72 comments in total)

An interesting concept here; using bundled fiber optics as a "lens".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2013 at 16:45 UTC as 14th comment
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DotCom Editor: I think this is a brilliant idea and I recommend it to all Nikon owners.

I'll bet you own a Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 18:09 UTC

What's missing is ballast to keep the tank reasonably submerged and stable, otherwise it will take some effort to hold it down. The bottom of fish tanks is glass, the bottom should be protected with plywood on both sides. Use towels inside the tank to absorb stray water before it can reach the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 18:04 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

This poor fellow will now be besieged with donations of Kodak Autographics, Brownies, 8mm movie cameras, and Polaroids.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 16:24 UTC as 16th comment

Square format, but its a cinch you wouldn't get these photos from a Hasselblad.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 14:57 UTC as 15th comment

He is aiming at a cockroach on the paper on the wall. A woman and a child are cowering against any potential ricochet. Is this a powerful social statement or just another instance of the truism, "All you need for a movie is a girl and a gun"

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:36 UTC as 28th comment
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alfredo_tomato: The best way to hold onto power is to pit one group against another. The biggest fear of the ruling class is if the poor of all races and religion see the predatory capitalist and bought off politician as the enemy, not their neighbor.

The haters like the Klan, Tea Party, and the Nation of Islam play right into the hands of those who profit from our division. The monied class wants us fighting over the scraps that trickle down on us. Wake up, grow up.

All photographers are welcome to come to Tea Party meetings. You can picture us saying the Pledge of Allegiance. If you are quick, you can get a shot of one of our extreme members picking up litter, we are known for that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:37 UTC

My Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm held together. Sold it long ago, though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 14:29 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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Random Asian Guy: Has something different happened to dpreview recently? I already follow sonyalpharumors and LensRentals and 2 out of the 3 latest posts I've already read about.

Is dpreview really running out of their own articles?

You are reading the real article. They say something inflammatory and all the subscribers react.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 14:22 UTC
On File0295 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Fails the white alpaca in sunlight test.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 14:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On 17 signs that you were alive before digital photography article (149 comments in total)

A Watson 200 bulk film loader, I presume. Not my favorite way to load because it dragged the film through the cassette felt an extra time encouraging scratches.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 14:27 UTC as 17th comment

Why no star field?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 01:36 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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