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RDMPhotos

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Mar 6, 2010
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AlanG: I bet photos made of the region by RIT photo students over the decades would probably encompass an interesting documentary collection.

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 08:36 UTC
On 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space article (65 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: I too hate it that Kodak folded.

@Holger Drallmeyer
Where or who is their Film division now?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 08:34 UTC
On 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space article (65 comments in total)
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maximusgeekus: What an excellent concept. Imagine a slim digital back that you could attach to your Nikon F3 (or Canon F1) that would transmit images shot to an ipad/iphone over wireless for chimping / editing and allow you to set digital parameters from the ipad too. Superbly designed and built cameras coupled to modern technology. It would be nice to think that a manufacturer was working on this concept... Sigma perhaps with a full frame X3 Foveon? Ooh, is that coffee I smell :)

interesting that you said that..
Because Leica made a Digital back for there Leicaflex cameras that were priced at 10,000 dollars. They did not sell well and production did not last long.
I do like your Idea tho, and would love someone to do it, but I doubt it would happen.

What would be best is, if someone made a back that, with appropriate adapter, can attach to more than one brand of Legacy Film cameras. That digital back would at least have a chance. .

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 08:33 UTC
On 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space article (65 comments in total)
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stratplaya: As I read the comments below I am surprised by how many digital imaging experts, space flight experts and business experts we have on this board.

Yea that would make sense.. since most professional photographers would stay away from commenting on this site. It would make sense that there would be a wide variety of professions for the people who make up our our membership

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 01:45 UTC
On 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space article (65 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Quote:

"DCS system, the first commercially available digital camera."

I'm pretty sure that Sony had a digital camera which was commercially available in the 1980s. No, not a DSLR.

You must be very young if you are using wikipedia.org as a Source.....OR.. I am sorry! . . .maybe you are not very young . . . maybe you are too old to know any better, because everyone who has been in High school or College within the past 10-15 years (at least) can tell you; WIKIPEDIA is not a Valid source for accurate information , and no educational institution in America will accept it as a source for research. The average educated middle age person would know it as a poor source for facts too .. Especially since anyone can make a page or edit a page.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 01:37 UTC
On 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space article (65 comments in total)
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maximusgeekus: What an excellent concept. Imagine a slim digital back that you could attach to your Nikon F3 (or Canon F1) that would transmit images shot to an ipad/iphone over wireless for chimping / editing and allow you to set digital parameters from the ipad too. Superbly designed and built cameras coupled to modern technology. It would be nice to think that a manufacturer was working on this concept... Sigma perhaps with a full frame X3 Foveon? Ooh, is that coffee I smell :)

Ian.. the Key term you have said there is "the issue was".
It wouldn't be a problem now , but such a product would not sell more than a few hundred, so it would not make sense economically / production wise

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 01:27 UTC
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0MitchAG: Damn, that house is cheap af!

No Simon, Mitch's thinking is correct. I can attest that houses here in upstate NY are crazy cheep lately. Even new construction similar to whats pictured on that billboard is selling for less than 200K.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 01:12 UTC
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TWIZEEL: I'm really sorry, Kodak was great company but Catherine Leutenegger like photographer not so....

Agreed

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 01:05 UTC
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peevee1: Hire MBAs as your management - suffer the consequences.

Amen!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 01:00 UTC
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Thomas Kachadurian: Sorry, not too moved by these photos.

I hope its the fact that they're on the web and not in person.

I think it's a Fact from the photographer that took them.
I mean what do you expect when she doesn't even get the location right when she describes where Rochester is. If she really wanted to show a connection with the subject matter she would have ether spent more time there or collaborated with someone who had a strong connection with the area.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 00:59 UTC
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AlanG: I bet photos made of the region by RIT photo students over the decades would probably encompass an interesting documentary collection.

That's actually an idea that I have had. A great friend of mine is a former RIT student; Industrial Design major. We tried to get something like that started but its not easy collecting photographs from former students.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 00:55 UTC
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istreetshooter: There were two things that bothered me about the project. One, Rochester isn't even located correctly in the running story: "the city of Rochester - also known as Kodak City - in northeastern New York State". This will probably get changed later in the story, but Rochester is in Western New York, something residents tend to be proud of. Its location is connected to its sense of identity.

Also, Rochester's problems are deeper than Kodak. Yes, it was a major manufacturer in the area. But Rochester has had additional problems. Years ago it was the headquarters of Gannett media, until it moved in 1986. Xerox moved out in 1969. A handful of companies moved to the suburbs. I wish there was a deeper understanding of the greater Rochester area, however. Those former Kodak employees weren't living only in Rochester--they also lived in suburbs and even more distant rural areas.

You are absolutely correct in every thing you mentioned. As a native of New York state, I can tell everyone that it's true; people of western NY are proud of that Identity and will often describe themselves as living in Western NY.
I wish there was a way to send your comment to that Photographer because you Hit the nail on the head.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 00:43 UTC
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starwolfy: Never heard of geometry, shapes and composition guys ?
These pictures are really good.

I agree with most of what you all, except starwolfy, said about these, as my post above reflects.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 00:38 UTC

While I certainly do not think these photos are bad in any way, I also do not think that they are great. I would go so far as to say a couple of them are very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 00:36 UTC as 3rd comment
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)

I certainly will not buy the camera , not even as a back up µ4/3 camera, Since my flashes or other accessories will not work with it.
NOW the lenses are a Different story .. all 3 look like something that I would like to have, if they are priced right.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 13:16 UTC as 15th comment
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup article (195 comments in total)
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jhwaaser: I am shocked at the lousy response to the Kodak name on here. Kodak invented digital photography, and Kodak, Nikon, and Olympus, all involved in film photography, were the first to tame the excess contrast of the charge coupled device. As a professional photographer, I tried Agfa, Ilford, and even earlier, Ansco products, but I discovered that Nikon cameras and Kodak film, paper, and chemicals made it easier for mecto make top quality photos without problems. I owned, used, and loved Kodak Z510 and Z712 cameras (okay, so my C735 was a p.o.s.) and I thought I would wait and get a Z-Max at a cheap price when they went out of business, but they sold out of that model first, and I lost out. One of my favorite film cameras was the Retina, and I had a iiic stolen out of a Stouffers motel, and haven't bought a Stouffers product since! High-end Kodak products rock, and I hope that the new products treat the brand name as well as, say, the resurrected Triumph motorcycles....

I now realize that I may have wasted my time writing a reply ..
One shouldn't argue with ... well never mind.
I am just thankful for being very well educated and never speaking without knowing, AND understanding all the facts. I am very sorry . . . for those without such virtues.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 03:32 UTC
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup article (195 comments in total)
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jhwaaser: I am shocked at the lousy response to the Kodak name on here. Kodak invented digital photography, and Kodak, Nikon, and Olympus, all involved in film photography, were the first to tame the excess contrast of the charge coupled device. As a professional photographer, I tried Agfa, Ilford, and even earlier, Ansco products, but I discovered that Nikon cameras and Kodak film, paper, and chemicals made it easier for mecto make top quality photos without problems. I owned, used, and loved Kodak Z510 and Z712 cameras (okay, so my C735 was a p.o.s.) and I thought I would wait and get a Z-Max at a cheap price when they went out of business, but they sold out of that model first, and I lost out. One of my favorite film cameras was the Retina, and I had a iiic stolen out of a Stouffers motel, and haven't bought a Stouffers product since! High-end Kodak products rock, and I hope that the new products treat the brand name as well as, say, the resurrected Triumph motorcycles....

Again Ignorance prevails.

NO @MarcMedios, Kodak is not out of business. The company Still exists, However the Kodak main company ceased production of Photographic products and cameras sensors. The Name of Kodak is licensed out to J.K. Imaging for a new camera to be released and is still subject to approval by the Kodak parent company.. (they aren't going to just let them slap the Kodak name on any ol camera) .

But I Know these are just pointless facts to someone who clearly is not able to see as well as they think.
Allow me to blatantly state this to those of you who are not able to grasp it.
The point that I, and many others here were trying to make:

The Kodak name deserves more respect than many responders here are giving it .... It's just that simple. The reasons for it are stated all over, if one is able to read, but also discern and understand the comments.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 03:29 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (647 comments in total)
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123Mike: Hilarious how they make those medium format cameras look medium big, as if it actually needs all that space. What a rip off !

Actually @Galbertson I thought it would be better to just come up with a speedbooster type adapter for those lenses. If possible.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 08:32 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (490 comments in total)
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probert500: I've been using the a7r with legacy lenses. The olympus zuikos are very small, mechanically beautiful, and very sharp if chosen properly.

I'm a tripod shooter so I use the 50mm 3.5 macro (razor sharp corner to corner) and the 24mm f2.8. I also use the tokina 17mm rmc at one setting - f11 at infinity - and it works very well.

The mir site has a lot of zuiko info - if you want fast you have to pay - if you're happy with slow - the lenses are inexpensive and second to none.

One thing I'm going to do is flock the inside of all my adapters - a lot of shiny - if black - metal there.

Sony is weird and strangely stingy on the software side - but once you get the image to the screen - and the print - all is forgiven.

I would love to flock the inside of all my adapters too , Cna you message me please. I would like more Info about that .

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 08:30 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (490 comments in total)
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Dimitris Servis: A word of caution: do not put junk store lenses on your camera unless inspected for fungi. A contaminated lens may contaminate your camera and every lens you put on it.

Great Words of wisdom.

Thank you @Dimitrius

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 08:27 UTC
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