hexxthalion

hexxthalion

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chrispicasso: Ferrania was always low budget, not sure what all the excitement is about. Most of the 35 film people people seem to be made up of hipsters. Try doing a big job on film, present the client with an enormous F&P bill see what they say. Where film /polaroid makes a difference is at the top end. Beautiful results from type 55 polaroid well done for the attempts to get that back.

one thing though, film 'enlarges' better than digital, i guess it's thanks to randomness of grain

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Wye Photography: I shoot much more digital than film about a 10:1 ratio. I love shooting film and nothing quite compares to Delta 100 or FP4+ in Rodinal. Nothing is more satisfying than pulling your negatives from the developing tank. I shoot half-frame, 35mm, 645 and 66 in colour and BW and develop it myself.

I also love my digital camera and the results it gives me. For too long I spent a lot of time trying to simulate film on a digital camera when I realised it is a waste of time and money and both have their own distinct character. Don't get me started on those crappy film packs.

I would love to use Ferrania film, I love experimenting with film, it is actually fun. So I hope this project is realised. Welcome back Ferrania!

Foma film is pretty good also, and a £2.60 a roll, good value too.

"Don't get me started on those crappy film packs." - something I've been saying for a long time. do you want film look? shoot on bloody film :D

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 11:08 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

not defending Canon, but at what point they mentioned or hinted that they're going to introduce a new camera or camera related technology?

the Ad itself wasn't published in any photo-related publication and we're just a couple of weeks after photokina.

let's not blame them for something they didn't deliver if they didn't promise to deliver it, it's a bit pointless

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 15:13 UTC as 429th comment | 3 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

something tells me it might be related to office equipment, see this page:

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/office

and then there's very similar logo next to imageRUNNER Advance product

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 09:22 UTC as 524th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

isn't it that mirrorless rebel camera - as in rebel camera with no mirror (rolleyes)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 08:52 UTC as 857th comment
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hexxthalion: " and costs £199/€179/$250" - that's some strange conversion in place there, since when is £199 equal (even remotely) to €179?

LOL - that's true, usually you don't get these crazy differences in prices of SW that's why i'm surprised and in my opinion Pentax should really supply/offer it free of charge, after all it's the only tethering solution they provide to their customers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 13:40 UTC

" and costs £199/€179/$250" - that's some strange conversion in place there, since when is £199 equal (even remotely) to €179?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 11:40 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies

I guess I'll stick to digital camera + macro combination, there's nothing new to see here as far as I can tell.
I use copy stand with light table or just ipad with diffusor on top and it's much faster than flatbed and if I want I can go crazy and stitch (done fuji x-pro1 scans and stitched result was 80mp scan).
I really wish than somebody would revive Nikon's 8000 models and brought them to current times, with USB 3.0 and faster processing

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 12:14 UTC as 13th comment
On Photokina 2014 Interview: The Fujifilm X100T article (27 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: So according to Fujifilm the most important improvement is a filter simulation according to this Fuji Employee *facepalms*

LOL! yeah, great opening of 'interview'

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 21:43 UTC
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Paul Guba: Loved my M film cameras back in the day. I guess the love of nostalgia is strong enough to support making one again. If I had a bunch of money to blow I might even buy one. I just liked holding it. Shooting film today, not a chance for this guy.

M7 has too much electronic parts, in my mind M6 is the way to go if you don't want to go through the pain of sourcing nice sample of M3. Yes, it does have a battery for metering but mine died a year ago and don't use metering in camera at all.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:35 UTC
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crsantin: I'm glad they are making the MA. I can't afford one but if I could I would buy one. I still shoot film, 35mm and 120mm. Digital is nice, film is still special to me. I will own a M2 or M3 one day, the prices have come down to affordable levels.

@RichRMA - you can use Zeiss or Voigtlander lenses instead

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hexxthalion: I like the S, not much bigger than your CaNikon pro body yet it's so much nicer in the hand and doesn't have billion buttons

well, there's a solution for you, Leica owns Sinar now and this might be of interest to you (so you can retire A7R): http://www.sinar.ch/en/category/products/cameras/p-mf-l/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:19 UTC

I like the S, not much bigger than your CaNikon pro body yet it's so much nicer in the hand and doesn't have billion buttons

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 14:40 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
On Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 article (66 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Capture One is My favourite software, by far. Problem is I dare not use it. Why, you ask.
Well I had a full trial of 7. I installed it and used it extensively, growing to love it and prefer it over Photoshop and Lightroom which are trash in comparison.

BUT

BUT.

At the end of the trial I uninstalled it, and when I uninstalled it it deleted 240GB of my own work.

YEP, I kid you not. And that is why I do not use it now.
Had I not all this work already backed up on another drive, Capture one would have destroyed forever as many good pictures as there are in the Tate!

Has it improved????

@Prakash - if you read my comment, it won't delete your photograph unless you delete the folder manually yourself

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 14:24 UTC
On Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 article (66 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Capture One is My favourite software, by far. Problem is I dare not use it. Why, you ask.
Well I had a full trial of 7. I installed it and used it extensively, growing to love it and prefer it over Photoshop and Lightroom which are trash in comparison.

BUT

BUT.

At the end of the trial I uninstalled it, and when I uninstalled it it deleted 240GB of my own work.

YEP, I kid you not. And that is why I do not use it now.
Had I not all this work already backed up on another drive, Capture one would have destroyed forever as many good pictures as there are in the Tate!

Has it improved????

seriously, as daMatrix mentioned, did you store all your photos in app folder? i have catalogs and if it's something in a quick and dirty fashion i use sessions - i have installed/uninstalled/reinstalled C1 so many times and I have never ever lost any photos

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:42 UTC
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Combat By Design: Can someone tell me what the point of Hasselblad is?

Honesty. Can anyone tell me what purpose this company serves (other than catering to the Trumps of the world) by existing?

@Wye Photography - you managed to get that Jobo dirty cheap :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 20:36 UTC
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Combat By Design: Can someone tell me what the point of Hasselblad is?

Honesty. Can anyone tell me what purpose this company serves (other than catering to the Trumps of the world) by existing?

@Wye Photography - agree, but you mentioned 'landscapes'. I usually have 3 films with me (and sometimes two backs, depends if I pack Mamia 6 or not), Ektar or Velivia for landscapes, Portra160/400 for general/portraits and always Acros100 and DeltaPro400. I also develop B&W at home, for colour though I find it challenging to keep temps at required level - B&W is easy :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
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D1N0: Great but it is easier to buy a Pentax 645z $8500 with the same sensor. With a $50 adapter you can even use your Hassie lenses on it.

...and loose leaf shutter and therefore 1/500s flash sync speed...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 23:09 UTC
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dinoSnake: Congratulations to Hasselblad for finally making a product that their customers wanted a number of years ago.

If only other companies would actually listen to their customers. Eventually.

as @nathantw said, I'll just add 'good morning sunshine'

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 23:08 UTC
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GPW: Just buy a couple of Nikon D810's and go on a trip

@Johannes Zander - D800E couldn't touch Aptus 75S from 2006. If it could, I'd buy it instead of Aptus. So no, D810 definitely can't touch Sony's CMOS 50mp sensor

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
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