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RDMPhotos

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Mar 6, 2010
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On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (163 comments in total)
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VENTURE-STAR: Everything indicates that this is a pretty awful, pointless piece of equipment that has little to offer anyone who is serious about taking pictures using a modern digital camera body. At £480, they are having a bit of a laugh I'd say!

I agree 100%,
Some people just don't get it
... and also have no idea what garbage is.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (163 comments in total)
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Kirk Bruner: At these prices, you REALLY have to want this lens. It's not my cup of tea, but I can understand others wanting to explore the possibilities of its characteristics, which, on any given day, might be termed its limitations. You won't really find its set of characteristics in any other lens, so, for those willing to spring for it, have fun. For me, that's a lot of what art is all about anyway. Currently, I'm one of those who must make do with the somewhat pedestrian gear in my bag. But then, that's also part of what art is all about. Great photos have been taken with pure junk over the years, and an ordinary DSLR with a ubiquitous 50 can be a severe taskmaster. It's all about the discovery of what YOU can do.

the ironic thing is that the price has gone up. I am kicking myself for not getting in on this when they were still on kick starter. Or even the 1st batch after the kick starter closed.
I thought for sure that they would have dropped the price, but instead it went up a couple hundred.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:57 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (163 comments in total)
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tbcass: Why, with all the new products we are waiting to see reviewed, do you people waste your time on a crappy lens almost nobody wants????

I agree they do that often too on this site.
However you should have made that comment on another review.
Not on this one where they are talking about a lens that many people, including myself, want to get.

Don't feel bad tho, it happens to the Best of us. I accidentally posted something on the wrong page once when I was younger, and 1st started posting online

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:54 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (163 comments in total)

"The lens uses drop-in Waterhouse stops to set the aperture. They're only held in by gravity, so fall out easily if you hold the lens at the wrong angle. The lens also comes with a blank, for no obvious reason."

no obvious reason???
I see the change in leadership here had no positive effect on the intelligence of the writing.

The 1st Obvious reason is for One to make their own shape, waterhouse opening, for interesting Bokeh.
If they did a complete research they would have figured out this, if they looked on the Lomo site and payed attention to nitice that the blank is one of the "4 Experimental Aperture Plates" included in the lens package

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:50 UTC as 1st comment
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Black Box: Finally a Hassy camera Luca Alessandrini hasn't put his mafioso hands on... yet!

"I tried googling Luca Alessandrini to learn about any malpractice but couldn't find any"
That's because there was not any . The "mafioso" comment was obviously a reference to him being Italian and/or making stupid decisions.
i.e. a raciest comment.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 22:40 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.

tru

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 (175 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 17th comment
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