Joined on Sep 12, 2013


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On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (917 comments in total)

Think I'll stick with my Canon FTb.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 13:10 UTC as 151st comment

Nice, an example of a forgotten photographic tool.
Funny... I get some kind of 'timeless' feeling when looking at those pictures. I associate them with times long gone, but they are recently made. This shifts my expectations.
Oh... and it's not about taking many pictures of the same scene to be picked out later.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 10:50 UTC as 2nd comment

Great news.
I hope film will continue to exist for a long time, may it be in even smaller quantities. Film becomes more and more neglected but it's qualities are fantastic.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 10:51 UTC as 17th comment

"2. Even if you post at low resolution, people will find the full-res image anyway"

I don't get that... if you resize the photo on you computer in 640 x 480 for instance and after that you post that file on the web, what higher resolution is there to be found? It's all a matter of what the person who uploads it does.

This sounds like the photographer doesn't really know about a digital image's dimensions in pixels.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 11:04 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Surf's Up: Clark Little's incredible wave photography article (54 comments in total)

Beautiful selection! Must have been very fulfilling.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 10:59 UTC as 9th comment
On Step into Edgar Martins' Time Machine article (34 comments in total)

Really like this work...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 13:10 UTC as 2nd comment

Compared to the size of film (which actually should be used here) the Sony's sensor is very small. Looks great on macro work though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:52 UTC as 54th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)

The dynamic range from the D4s is nice for a today's DSLR.
But how easily I can overexpose stops with a decent negative film from Kodak.
Capturing dynamic range isn't hard with those films, you just have to scan them properly to get the results (not get them printed by a lab).
You need some time to scan the negatives but this works for me... and I'm glad I stopped using my DSLR because the colour rendition, way of taking pictures and the dynamic range. Exposing negative film is easy, just set the exposure right for the shadows... it will take care of the highlights.
I understand it would be not so much of an option for professionals who need to deliver their work in a small amount of time.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 06:16 UTC as 39th comment
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (126 comments in total)

Would like to see a higher resolution scan of that slide!
Desktop backgrounds during the early 2000s were likely to be around 800 x 600 pixels so this file in Win XP is very scaled down compared to the original scan, needles to say.
Always liked this background but because of the low resolution provided I never used it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 11:10 UTC as 24th comment
In reply to:

ThePhilips: > it accepts 120 roll film.

I wish makers have actually tried to build a digital camera...

I gather the sensor and the IC are the problem - but that's precisely the challenge: to try to replicate at home the expensive manufacturing processes.

I think the principle used here is what can make a cheap camera cheaper and better. Just look at the highlights for example in the samples, keep in mind the lesser quality (stray) of the lens used here.
Imagine using the same film in a high quality medium format camera.
Digital is for ease of use and ease of editing... also for speed!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 07:08 UTC
On moon movements in the At least three challenge (1 comment in total)

Amazing to see moonlight can actually look like sunlight!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 15:57 UTC as 1st comment
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

Strictly photographic gear in my bag, there's no room for other things... since it's small and I like it that way. I Carry it around my sholder, no backpack because I like quick access.

Usually a Canon FTb, three fixed focal Canon FD lenses, a 28mm, 50mm and a 135mm. Mostly when I'm outdoors I put some films in that bag too... some Ektar and Portras, or the Elite Chrome Extra Colour (Kodak).

It's this that will fit the bag, or my Hasselblad 501C with the usual 80mm Zeiss lens, with lens hood and a Gossen Polysix 2 light meter in a pocket. In that case I have some Fuji Reala 100 or Kodak Portra 400 medium format film at hand.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 13:21 UTC as 24th comment
On Photo project documents rivers of the interior U.S. article (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

Felix E Klee: To me, the photos in the article on have a look which I remember seeing in the print edition of National Geographic about twenty years ago. (We stopped subscribing.) What's the secret of this look? Grading? Composition? Are photos with people staged?

These photo's are shot on film, cited from the article on

"All the work is shot on film with either 4×5 or 8×10 camera. Rich says he wanted to shoot larger format work because he liked the sharpness and depth of field you get on negatives that size. But it also slowed him down and created a pace to the photos that feels similar to that of the rivers he’s photographed."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 13:15 UTC
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