ManuelVilardeMacedo: Well, well... not bad for a dead medium!
Seriously, I chanced to try an FP4 125 Plus roll during the past two weeks. After seeing the results I must say I'm impressed with the sharpness and contrast this film is capable of. Grain is not as smooth as Kodak's T-Max, but somehow it adds expression to the pictures.
I'm sorry. It was intended as a sarcasm. I keep forgetting there are people who can't interpret sarcasms and take everything literally. I promise I'll be more careful next time.
Well, well... not bad for a dead medium!
MarioV: sigh.Do people press their noses against a painting and say, These brush strokes look terrible! - and therefore its a bad painting?
Do people get a magnifying glass and look at the skin cells of a woman's face and say, She's ugly!
Just because you can, doesnt mean you should.
Look at the PHOTO, not the PIXELS.
I did it. Still don't like any of them. Too ordinary to be compared to paintings and beautiful women. And the night shot is tilted. I'm sure Mr Alvarez could do better. Left to his own devices he'd certainly use a decent DSLR, but this is a paid job... oh well.
Chris Gooden: Gotta love the pixel peepers here. They spend so much time worrying about pixels that they miss out on all of the awesome images they should be taking. And to be honest, I could take a cell phone picture against your dslr image and beat the lot of you.
Woah! One can't accuse you of being too modest.
frankmv: I note many here complain about the IQ. I liken this to the "dog that sings Opera"...yes, it sings Opera badly, but don't lose sight of the fact that the dog sings!
That said, this is a cell-phone. If you need to get the shot, you can do so in grand style with 41MP. Yes, the IQ isn't up to snuff compared to say a Nikon D800, or a Canon 5D Mark III...but it is quite good for what it is - a cell phone camera. It will only improve with time.
Will I go out and buy one? Probably not, since it is married to Windows Phone. If they market this for IOS, I would definitely consider it.
Well, I wouldn't pay to hear a dog singing 'Parsifal'...
Another publicity stunt. I don't like to see DPR subscribing this push for inferior quality.Now let's see those guys at NatGeo photographing lions and leopards with mobile phones. (And I mean in wildlife, not at the zoo.)And that night shot just made me laugh. What are they trying to prove with a picture that is blurred in every plane?
ManuelVilardeMacedo: Two slow zooms and an useless prime of 75mm EFL. Exciting...
yabokkie, as a matter of fact, I've learned everything that there was to learn about 75mm EFL lenses with a famous photographer and disco dancer named A. Fuqua Soll, with whom you're certainly familiar with. Let me repeat the name in case you haven't got it at first: A. Fuqua Soll.
yabokkie, get a life.
Two slow zooms and an useless prime of 75mm EFL. Exciting...
Don't you love a happy ending? «All is well when it ends well».Now, the truth is - the gator only return the camera because he was a Nikon fanboy. He barfed it when he noticed it didn't taste like a Nikon.
ManuelVilardeMacedo: 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...
Richard, your suggestion was appreciated even though that film is no longer made. We analogistas must stand for each other :)
rt22306, you should hurry up. Film expires, you know. You have four to six months to use them. Store them in a refrigerator (no, I'm not joking) if you live in an area where temperatures often exceed 21º C. I have mixed feelings about Fujicolor Superia 200. It casts a cyan hue that affects reds and some blues and greens. On the other hand, it's very sharp and contrasty. Overall it's very pleasant, but reds can look heavy-handed.
peevee1: Great job, American business schools. You teach how to gut market-dominant companies to nothing in a few short years.
Klopus, I read it twice and still can't believe it. So trade unions and regulation are to blame? What's your suggestion to heal your contry's economy - slavery?
Yes, Graham, I know. I took some information and found out Plus X was discontinued in 2002. Which means that, even if I found any rolls on sale, they'd be expired. Still it was nice from Richard to make the recommendation.
Thank you, Richard. Plus-X is unfamiliar to me, but I'll get informed and will certainly try it.
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...
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?
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.
BigEnso: And I'll bet she can add a mustache to the Mona Lisa as well.
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.