Tan68

Tan68

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Deardorff: OK guys, show me where Steiglitz, Adams, Cartier-Bresson ever wrote that they photographed with "analogue" or "analog".
It is as asinine as digIdiots who say their prints are "carbon" when hand poured carbon print are so far removed from what they produces as to be comparing horses and mosquitoes for herding cattle.

I did black and white stuff years ago. The only 'silver' I remember is silver halide treated with developer. I would need explanation of 'silver gelatin' as well :^|

I was offered this link by a.. confidential source. :^)
Carbon print: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl5FK7PTkFw

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 12:51 UTC
On hands in the An act of kindness challenge (9 comments in total)

I don't recall seeing a winning photo that has no 1/2 or 1 star votes.

That says as much, or more, than winning.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 12:08 UTC as 7th comment
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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yonsarh: I only use filter when using expensive lenses, but for lenses under 500$ or 300$, I don't use filter. If it is high quality lens, lens protection is needed. I don't use lens hood because of vignetting.

Lens hoods on expensive lens vignette ?
All lens hoods vignette ?

Lens hoods are annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 23:57 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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BadScience: "pro" filters are to photography what monster cables are to hifi.

Argue the toss :^)

I have also used clear filter for sand in SW

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
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Gesture: Or you can make your own for $5.

You know, I understand that is possible :^)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 21:10 UTC
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Deardorff: OK guys, show me where Steiglitz, Adams, Cartier-Bresson ever wrote that they photographed with "analogue" or "analog".
It is as asinine as digIdiots who say their prints are "carbon" when hand poured carbon print are so far removed from what they produces as to be comparing horses and mosquitoes for herding cattle.

There was no need to differentiate between film and a thing that didn't exist at the time.

Growing up, I never specified a type of bulb for lighting household interiors. If it wasn't shaped like a long tube (or some circular tubes), it was just a 'light bulb'. Now, it isn't uncommon to call the same bulb an 'incandescent' to separate it from 'compact florescent' or 'LED' that are all found in houses. I knew the old bulbs were incandescent but no reason to call them that...

I get the point of your simile, but I wonder if a sufficiently thick cloud of mosquitoes couldn't herd cattle..? Maybe mosquitoes with nano-implants could be coordinated to corral cattle. Put the little buzzards to work :^|

+ what are carbon prints ?
is that what some people call.. prints now?
they are 'carbon' because they are on paper and can be held?

if so, that is silly. well, 'affected' more than silly. they mean to highlight the difference between the digital and carbon.. realms ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 19:55 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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Stephen123: Could be a way to sell Marumi filters to people who don’t know the name Marumi.

Except if they’re rebranded, why do they not have the rest of the sizes?

There is still a cost in changing things enough to change the appearance.

I figure they went with sizes they think most popular.
Things go well and they can add sizes.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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Tan68: Interesting that they want to try filters...
I don't think they have offered filters before..?

The name may be more recognizable to some customers than other established filter providing companies. So, this should help them sell...? The names of their tiers is clear enough.

'Manfrotto' always makes me think of an Italian film star.
'Bogen' was fun to say :^|

Mine was stamped 'Bogen by Manfrotto'

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 19:12 UTC
On CHILDREN LAUGHING in the Kids at amusement parks challenge (2 comments in total)

The two girls on the left appear more limber than the young fellow on the right. Still, looks like he is having fun reaching for the feet :^)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 18:35 UTC as 2nd comment
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Deardorff: We use FILM, not 'analog'. Get it right. You have never in your life gone into a store and bought a sheet of roll of analog for a camera. NEVER.

Groucher

For watches with hands, it is counter-intuitive to me the difference between the types that are digital and the types that are analog...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: Wow, so much hate without even having tried one, or seen some pics...

Sometimes I think I'm stupid because everybody else must be a real genius to be able to judge a product without having even seen it...

You're not stupid, of course. You do appear to be patient.
This is very much a 'that -1' thread
Lots of negative here...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 18:14 UTC
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Deardorff: We use FILM, not 'analog'. Get it right. You have never in your life gone into a store and bought a sheet of roll of analog for a camera. NEVER.

If the film can be considered analog.. okay.

The ad mentions the camera uses 'film'.
They do not say the camera uses 'analog'.

They are targeting analog fans. Fans of film, in this case... Camera uses film, targets analog fans. This is not a conflict.

If anything, people should be up the ropes about being called 'analog'.

I figure they mean they are targeting fans of analog imaging but they, in fact, target analog fans. That is just wrong.

AstroStan tells us everything is is really digital in the end (forgive me the simplification; it is over my head) so calling the fans analog is the really silly thing that has happened here.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 18:04 UTC
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SeeRoy: "...high-end goods designed to appeal to the five senses..."
Sic.

You don't taste your gear ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 17:37 UTC
On Greenwater Pond in the Autumn Leaves and water challenge (8 comments in total)
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RuthC: This is a great shot, but where are the leaves? The title and theme of this challenge is 'Autumn leaves and Water'. Here the subject is a boat, on water, with reflected colours from trees some distance away. No leaf is actually visible.

The water could have been more still and that would have helped, I think. I have seen some water still enough to be glass...

If Chris had focused on a still and glassy water, it is possible the leaves may have been each visible. Maybe if the day had less wind/breeze, the picture would be more suitable. Leaves reflected in a mirror (or suitably still water) should be okay for the challenge.

The trouble with individual leaf definition would still exist, but that is the same trouble found in the image of the valley.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 17:32 UTC
On Greenwater Pond in the Autumn Leaves and water challenge (8 comments in total)
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RuthC: This is a great shot, but where are the leaves? The title and theme of this challenge is 'Autumn leaves and Water'. Here the subject is a boat, on water, with reflected colours from trees some distance away. No leaf is actually visible.

To demonstrate my meaning, look at another current winner. It is about green valleys: http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=870837&utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=challenges-widget&utm_medium=image&ref=challenges-widget

If that picture was of autumn trees instead of summer green, it would be no more suitable for this challenge than the picture of the lake...

In the valley picture, the leaves /would/ be visible but they would have no more detail (not really) than the leaves reflected in the water. Both would be a simple painting of color... textures would be different because the leaves themselves and the leaves in water reflect light differently and the water has ripples...

Only for this reason, I thought a close up picture of some leaves might better suit 'Autumn leaves and Water'. If leaf definition is important, then a landscape similar to the valley picture really isn't up to snuff.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 17:24 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Does Manfrotto have any experience as an optical company?

Zeiss is Zeiss, Leica is Leica and B&W is owned by Schneider.

Yes, I realize there are others.

If I'm going to purchase a Japanese made filter, I'd go with a known brand like Hoya.

No optical experience that I know.
I only ever think of tripods, heads, and plates...
Perhaps bags ?

I figure these are rebranded filters.
Branded filters. Whichever..

But I think 'Manfrotto' will be more recognizable than 'Hoya', to some people :^)

I think this will allow them to sell the filters even though they aren't established...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 17:12 UTC
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Martin87: Hmmm a camera with the 666 number in it. That's one evil camera :-)

not only that...

i look closely at the female (?) hands holding the camera in the thumbnail image on the DPR front page and i think the hands do not belong to the same animal.

i believe the right hand and the left hand are from two different bodies... hard to tell with the small image... disturbing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 17:07 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)

Interesting that they want to try filters...
I don't think they have offered filters before..?

The name may be more recognizable to some customers than other established filter providing companies. So, this should help them sell...? The names of their tiers is clear enough.

'Manfrotto' always makes me think of an Italian film star.
'Bogen' was fun to say :^|

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 17:02 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies

...I recognise the bottom of that camera.

Even before I read that it uses Polaroid film, I recognised the base as part of any Polaroid camera. Any mechanicals are already there :^)

I suppose they had a choice between alteration and striking the retro bong. 'Analog' has a more retro feel to it than 'film'.

A pinhole camera that uses film is one thing.
An /analog/ pinhole camera gets the spice flowing...

+ 'alteration' should be 'alliteration'
apparently, my auto-correct is not as well read as i thought

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 16:54 UTC as 30th comment
On Drift Stealth 2 action camera is maker's smallest yet article (39 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: With $299 5.5" smartphones having 4K UHD @30fps and 720p @240fps that cost $17.50 why should this toy camera cost $249 ?
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3942/15294892540_6e6a92d89a_b.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y4GvxAHFxU

Well, a phablet isn't worn on the head.
So, first thing wrong with your argument !!!

The phaplet is worn strapped across the chest like a.. plate. It fits better because it is flat and not chunky like any action camera. Plus, the phablet is better than any small bible for stopping a metaphoric bullet. It can help protect from tree branches and other things.

There still isn't a situation where a phone won't perform better. It is really an amazing device. 'Watson', right.. more like 'calling Dr. Tesla'.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
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