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Let's just hope the sale to UK employees' pension plan doesn't mean the end of Kodak film. After all, Ilford went into receivership and now it is going on with their core business. And Italy's Ferrania is rising from the ashes right now. There's still a niche that needs to be filled.
Today, still unaware of this news, I bought a T-Max 100 35mm roll for my Olympus OM-2n. I hope it wasn't the last Kodak roll l loaded my camera with. I still haven't tried Tri-X and Ektar...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 19:54 UTC as 37th comment | 11 replies
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tkbslc: I'd bet 500:1 odds that had color been readily available when these photographs had been taken, they wouldn't have been taken in black and white. The people claiming artistic purity have no idea if black and white was what the photographer wanted and we certainly know black in white was not "true" to the scene.

"The people claiming artistic purity have no idea if black and white was what the photographer wanted..."
...But you DO know the photographers would have photographed in colour if it were readily available, don't you? You don't just bet 500:1 - you are absolutely certain, right?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 21:03 UTC

I'm just waiting for those idiotic comments from silly people who'll come up and tell us this lens sucks because it's a 24mm-f/3.3 or a 32mm-f/4.4. Other than that I couldn't care less about this lens. It is just waiting for the slightest pretext to merrily disintegrate itself, like all Rokinon/Samyang/Opteka/Whatever lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 20:55 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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BigEnso: And I'll bet she can add a mustache to the Mona Lisa as well.


Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 17:05 UTC
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Robgo2: While some might consider colorizing these iconic photos to be a sacrilege, how does it differ from transposing musical pieces from one instrument to another or even to an entire orchestra? It has been done many times. It is up to the listener/viewer to decide whether the transposed music/image can stand on its own.

A separate question in the case of colorized photographs is whether the original photographer would approve. On that point, we can only speculate, but I suspect that most would not.


Rob, I can't possibly imagine how preposterous Bruckner's 9th Symphony would sound like played with synthesizers. You'd probably like it, but you should accept others wouldn't.
And it's no sacrilege. Just some stupid attempt to be noticed for all the wrong reasons.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 16:48 UTC
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FredSpain: Black and white photography or movies are things of the past. Photographers and movie-makers used them because they had no other possibility at the time or did not kmow they existed. Technically, Color photography was possible since 1899 and color cinematography since 1926. The use of painted B&W pictures (or movies (most of Melies movies had a colorised version)) was very active in the first half of the XXth century.This artist respect the originals and do not exagerate colors. If you personally do not like it, its is your opinion but think that others have the right to think different.

"Black and white photography or movies are things of the past."
In your planet. In your own little planet.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 16:12 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: The next step is to paint Michelangelo's statues and the Parthenon with garish colours. And maybe the Colosseum and the Fontana di Trevi.

Very nice piece of cultural information, Fred - although nothing that I didn't already know -, but ultimately pointless and way out of the mark.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 15:05 UTC

The next step is to paint Michelangelo's statues and the Parthenon with garish colours. And maybe the Colosseum and the Fontana di Trevi.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 13:54 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies
On Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's article (110 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: The pictures show that those photographers were not too concerned with getting crazy shallow DOF or "artistic" bokeh :-)

Shallow depth of field is something you have to deal with when shooting large formats or 35mm film. It may come as a surprise to some, but with that kind of equipment it is actually harder to keep sharpness in every plane than to get the so-called bokeh. With film it is usual to use very narrow apertures - say f/8 and f/11 - in order to increase depth of field. And even then it's hard to avoid that some portions of the image appear out of focus.
There's no science in taking pictures with lots of bokeh. Making photographs with back-to-front sharpness is the real challenge when using larger formats. 110, APS and now crop sensors made it easier to get sharpness across the picture and harder to get 'bokeh'. No wonder newcomers believe 'bokeh' is a difficult technique.
So, despite the fact that many photographers in the film days used narrow depth of field with creative purposes, what we've got now with 'bokeh' is a technical error being promoted to artistic status. Oh well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 09:11 UTC
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Eddy M: Talking about national airline, SABENA's case was worst than this airline, it's dead. SABENA also had a former WW 2 (RAF) pilot who was awarded Flying Cross. This LAB is dying but not dead yet. So what's so special about this?

Only the fact that it gave many people a reason to bash south american left-wing governments...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 13:27 UTC
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CameraLabTester: That bird photo.

That single image just implodes all credibility of the whole article.




Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 15:17 UTC
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Bobby Handal: Great photos, but far from the worst cases in those "People governments", it is very sad to go to countries like Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina, where now everything has gone to hell, everything deteriorated, thieves, beggars, poor people poorer, and the rich? left the country.... closed their businesses and went to Miami - leaving more people without jobs.

Before, they used to have a lot of poor, a good amount of working class with decent livelyhood , and a few rich, usually because they are industrialists and worked harder than anyone else, or stole it in corrupted governments. But now, under the "Peoples government" there is only two clases : the miserably poor and the wealthy government officials, but people are so ignorant and brainwashed that , as long that everyone is poor I don't have to covet thy neighbors weatlh I guess they are happy, even without toilet paper, and other basic stuff. Europe, USA, Australia, Nz, etc. you don't know how blessed you really are

Boston Tea Party a$$holeness: we can never get enough of it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 15:16 UTC
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knize10: Ah, Evo Morales and his Cuban style ''Revolucion'' only brought tears, misery, envy and poverty to ALL of Bolivia (except Morales, his family and friends in the army and other pinchos (well connected goons). It will still be a slow descent to destruction of what was left of Bolivia.

Some people miss the times when South America was USA's backyard.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 15:13 UTC
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davidrm: This is nuts. How are we supposed to know if it is any good if we don't know what freakin' camera he was using???????

So sad to see people so deprived of sense of humour and intelligence that they can't recognize a sarcasm. Really sad. On the brighter side, fortunately some do.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 15:10 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I’m fed up with reading completely uninformed comments about the micro 4/3 format’s handicaps. Although I’m mostly reluctant to show my photographs, I’m publishing the links below to show how wrong those comments are.
They say it has too much depth of field and no bokeh; well, just look at this:
They also say it’s impossible to photograph subjects in motion with a micro 4/3 camera:
And I read below that it has low image quality (though this particular picture does actually showcase the sensor’s difficulty with highlights):
All these pictures were taken with a now obsolete Olympus E-P1. You can confirm it by checking the EXIF data.
So please stop commenting BS!

1. I'm sorry, Martinka, but there were no horse races available by the time I took that picture.

2. Maybe a compact camera could do that - at least if it managed to focus in time - but not certainly with the same image quality.

3. Besides, who told you this was a photography competition?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 09:12 UTC

Nice, but the Event Messenger is the real winner in Lowepro's shoulder bags line.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 21:11 UTC as 17th comment

Meh. Trabant did this cardboard trick with cars ages ago.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 16:11 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Mikhail Tal: FILM IS DEAD! Long live mirrorless!

Huh... I didn't get it, either.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 16:10 UTC
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whtchocla7e: film wasn't just a 2d array of finite integer values either. it had soul, man :(

It HAS soul, man. It's not dead yet.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 16:07 UTC
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Provia_fan: Film was never this sharp because it was more faithful than digital is. It's almost like the old vynil vs CD debate. Are CDs really better because it cuts off unwanted frequencies?

Provia_fan, you're right. Both about vinyl and film. Of course, people who never heard a good recording on a good turntable will disagree, and so will people who are so obfuscated by technology that they would never care to look at a good photograph made with a film camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 10:15 UTC
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