guamy: I wish they make the back panel a mirror instead of just a plain nothing.
That would be nice. Very useful for using reflected light to signal a search crew, if you're lost in the woods. Also handy for checking if you've got any food particles on your face after eating!
This is unexpectedly cute. ^_^
JJ Rodin: How is a curved phone related to photography? Does it give the camera a wider FOV?
Its still a cellular phone & camera, yawn !!
It makes people want to take pictures of it with their cameras, because it is curved.
All other issues aside, I'm pretty excited that we're finally getting a camera that places emphasis on the image making experience!
Hard to believe that SMC's finally been topped, but if that's the case, then right on!
I've been finding this "pak" to be surprisingly enjoyable!
Be nice if they could have made it f/2.8 throughout the whole range, though. Still pretty cool, though... Baby steps...
Gorgeous! I like the minor changes that enhance the subtle philosophies inherent in the original design, without overwhelming or changing them. They're the kind of "big by being little" alterations I like to see when reimagining an object that ALREADY excites the imagination. Most excellent.
These are quite nice, especially "St. Andrew".
Cool idea and looks like it also could add some balance to the iPad's handling, when used as a camera.
David Bourke: I have a roll of Kodachrome that I shot 5 or 6 six years ago. I sent it to Kodak in an old mailer, but it was sent back. Is there anyplace that I can still get this processed?
The last roll was developed in the last facility to do such things at the end of December, 2010. As of now, there is not one place in the world you can send it for proper development, sad to say...
gandulfc: If they would have brought out these colorways on the pentax K series I would have bought one in a heartbeat.
The 'Rei Ayanami' colours would look especially nice on the K-5, I think!
Very cool! If the Q10 feels as good in the hand as the original Q, then this is worth looking into for a 'carry everywhere' camera. I especially like the look of the 'Rei Ayanami' edition -- it's very evocative of Japanese Sci-Fi media in general.
Very cool! The vintage one would look good with a more upscale "steampunk" ensemble, perhaps at a party or an event!
Wow! Not much worse than my 50D at 6400! And with considerably less banding... 0_0
A full-frame 16-24mp digital version of my Zorki-3M, with the usual auto modes available. And weather sealing. For under $1500.
NASA Administrator Bolden said he wanted an orbiter in Houston, but the Space Center there came up far too short on the criteria used for allocation of the fleet. Those criteria were:
Commitment to funding
Meet delivery schedule
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WT21: The video shows the power of music. The space shuttle is a very large, very expensive piece of technology whose reign in space travel is pretty inconsequential. Very little happened, and the most memorable event about any of the shuttles, sadly, is the one that blew up.
I am sure they were utilitarian, but the music makes you feel like you are viewing some poignant significant moment, when the the shuttle era has really been quite boring. The Benny Hill theme song could have fit in nicely to the time lapse, and given the viewer a MUCH different emotional response. You can find the BH theme music on youtube such as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg. Try it out yourself, both ways. Mute the LA audio and turn up BH.
"...the music makes you feel like you are viewing some poignant significant moment..."
Well, as someone who spent a fair amount of time over the past weekend following the shuttle around various parts of Los Angeles, I can tell you that, even without the music, it was a poignant , significant moment. :)
iamphil: Did they really have to cut down hundreds of mature trees just to move this thing into place?
In many cases, they're going to be replacing cut trees with new ones that are already fairly large. Also: many of the trees removed were already slated for removal due to maintenance issues; the city was, in fact, planning to replace them with trees better suited to climate and place.
As for "chopping up the bird", that would have required a major disassembly which would have then required bringing MANY expert personnel to LA to rebuild the ship. Many of those people might not even be available, plus, the added expense would have been unrealistic.
Finally... Have you ever taken a long look at one of the space-going shuttles from the side or below? The wings are integrated into the overall design in a VERY intricate manner, with the heat shielding crating essentially a solid form, broken only by the landing gear doors. It's not a simple airplane.