justinwonnacott

justinwonnacott

Lives in Canada ontario, Canada
Works as a photographer/teacher
Has a website at http://justinwonnacott.com
Joined on May 30, 2006

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wherearemyshorts: "the rangefinder system will operate not with mirrors and prisms, as most rangefinders do, but with twin imaging sensors that overlay their images to produce the same dual image effect in the viewfinder."

Away go batteries done the drain. Battery life is bad enough on mirrorless cameras. Now another way to drain the battery.

Gufawkes . . . I did not know the M mount lenses share a common "cam" travel - thanks for that. (I wondered if that might be the situation, but . . . )

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 00:33 UTC
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wherearemyshorts: "the rangefinder system will operate not with mirrors and prisms, as most rangefinders do, but with twin imaging sensors that overlay their images to produce the same dual image effect in the viewfinder."

Away go batteries done the drain. Battery life is bad enough on mirrorless cameras. Now another way to drain the battery.

There will also have to be a mechanical linkage between the lens and the camera - a cam or something that translates the lens position into some kind of signal to tell the rangefinding sensor how the overlayed image must be shifted. Many lenses, many different cams for the camera to remember. I wonder if viewfinder moire interference mightl be an issue with two raster images overlaying each other? How will the rangefinding sensor produce a larger image with telephoto lenses - like a digital zoom? That sounds bad. You sure would not want the usual tiny focus area that limits long lenses on a Leica - and a video overlay would be a mess if it were a tiny little square.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 02:22 UTC

Retro inventor funk . . . maybe they should talk to Lomo.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 22:50 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply

Not enough information and the poor looking mock up suggests possible vapourware - I sort of doubt whether this will get beyond the PR / startup hoopla and make it to a retailers shelf. Will the second sensor move the image overlay through software? How will it accommodate all the m- mount lenses that could fit on the body? battery drain sounds like it might be an issue. Come back when you have more to show us . . . and actually.... why on earth would anyone want to work with a rangefinder today - slow, slow slow.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 22:28 UTC as 105th comment
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (140 comments in total)

Many people in a crowd can be a horde but not all of them hoard coins.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 17:36 UTC as 44th comment
On Fujifilm X100T real-world sample gallery posted article (85 comments in total)

Move along folks - nothing to see here except the same lens and sensor in last year's camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 14:54 UTC as 18th comment | 7 replies
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justinwonnacott: Who bought this? I do not believe this is legitimate, no collector or museum could be six and a half million dollars mis informed. I smell buulshit or an inflated exaggerated public relations story here. The photo is dramatic and unremarkable, maybe it is a deal with ikea for posters?

Well... Yes ikea would not choose that image or pay much for it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 01:38 UTC

A framed example of the original image in colour before conversion to an artistic black and white print can be seen here in Aspen may be seen here.
http://www.lik.com/galleries/aspen.html. Tasteful eh ....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 22:01 UTC as 155th comment | 3 replies

If the collector is anonymous,well it is just Peter Lik's say so and his valuation of the worth of the sale. Hmmm if I Peter Lik was asked what this was really worth he might say ...... You get the idea - no art appraisal or auction house involved. Hell twenty million is not inconceivable eh?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:43 UTC as 161st comment | 2 replies

Who bought this? I do not believe this is legitimate, no collector or museum could be six and a half million dollars mis informed. I smell buulshit or an inflated exaggerated public relations story here. The photo is dramatic and unremarkable, maybe it is a deal with ikea for posters?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:36 UTC as 162nd comment | 2 replies
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (390 comments in total)

So ..... A whole 5 microns of gold plate eh? Well there could not be a hundred dollars worth on this polished turd and what is more it will rub off fast if you actually carry it around.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 02:29 UTC as 144th comment

Films made specifically for scanning would make sense and probably find a lot of buyers.

The end use of the film they make - if it gets made at all - will usually involve a scanner . Very few people project slides today, colour enlarging has passed into history and the use of BW darkroom tools has become severely crippled by the diminished availability of chemistry and papers. Scanning BW film produces excellent prints.

Films designed to take advantage of the dynamic range of scanners and that are optimized for the colour receptors of the scanner would make a lot of sense. I believe Agfa once made a BW film with this in mind.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

$250.000 is an extremely unrealistic amount of money to do this. Just moving a coating machine would probably cost far more than this. I do not believe it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 22:17 UTC as 42nd comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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jcunwired: Out of 731 (now 732) comments, I'd bet not one of the posters (posers?) owns Canon equipment but most wish they did. Just thinkin' out loud here...

You must admit that your comment that none of the people posting comments owned Canon equipment was a ridiculous and stupid bit of trolling. mkay? Just thinking out loud here.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:39 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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hexxthalion: not defending Canon, but at what point they mentioned or hinted that they're going to introduce a new camera or camera related technology?

the Ad itself wasn't published in any photo-related publication and we're just a couple of weeks after photokina.

let's not blame them for something they didn't deliver if they didn't promise to deliver it, it's a bit pointless

Your point that the campaign announcement was not targeting camera buyers explicitly is correct but I wonder exactly which Canon customers were they trying to entice with the double page NYT ad? In any event, I am sure that those buyers (whoever they were) are probably just as annoyed that their hopes for innovative products (a new copier?) were not answered either. I would think that Canon consumers of all kinds feel cheated by the substitution of hype for hardware.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 15:28 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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jcunwired: Out of 731 (now 732) comments, I'd bet not one of the posters (posers?) owns Canon equipment but most wish they did. Just thinkin' out loud here...

idiot

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

Like the little boy who cried wolf when there was nothing there ... marketers should not tease the kids and then give them nothing or they will not listen when there is something real to announce. Consumers are deeply cynical of marketing hype. Boo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 14:44 UTC as 439th comment
On DPReview in Cologne: We're at Photokina! article (15 comments in total)

Seems to be a lot of follow up on already announced stuff, kind of zzzzzzzzzz hmmmmm? Not exactly compelling edge of your seat stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 23:07 UTC as 5th comment

A head to head comparison in the hands of a professional photographer of two similarly sized cameras , this one and one that is not a phone would say a lot.

I really doubt photojournalists or street photographers would find this anything more than a toy or novelty or heaven forbid ..... an expensive gimmick. I do not think this device is destined to be a classic. woof.....fools and their money . . . eh?

Maybe a giant accessory flash with bounce capability and a funky diffuser too.... a special leather bag maybe?

A vertical grip ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 02:25 UTC as 48th comment
On Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 4 phablet with OIS post (75 comments in total)

today is sept 3 not the 4th and this article is about as interesting to this photographer as yesterdays pasta.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 02:19 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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