Leiduowen

Leiduowen

Joined on May 2, 2012

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Superka: Epson V750 true optical resolution on film is 2300dpi. Too poor for film scanning.
I doubt v850 will be better. It is not a film scanner.
Used Nikon Coolscan, Imacon, Minolta, Plustek - that are film scanners.
6400dpi on Epson is a bad joke.
Can you compare it to Imacon 6300dpi? Here is what Imacon can at 6300 (24x65mm Xpan frame)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5594/15061496797_02e0b009de_o.jpg

Neither Epson user have ever saw this resolution on 135 film.

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Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 03:44 UTC
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Boss of Sony: I'd prefer an article explaining the point of photography. So far, I can't see a point. It's just people playing with high-tech toys that do nothing useful. The world is here for me to see in all its glory. I don't want reduce the time I can spend enjoying the real world just to produce and view small, 2-D representations of it on a computer screen or a piece of paper.

The very meaning of photography? I wonder what you are doing at a digital photography review site in the first place. You can't expect knowledge to be ready-made, well-cooked and served right in front of you. Well, anyway - some do it for work, some for art, but most of those who visit this site are enthusiasts who take photos for fun and esthetic pleasure, to document their travels and life moments. I, for example, am preparing my first photography exhibition in my hometown in January to share a part of my life with the community.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 03:14 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1426 comments in total)
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rondom: This camera is excellent looking until you start shooting with it, and then it looks like a dog with an erection. The built in cap makes it even worse.
One other point: I don't think anyone would be jumping up and down if they saw the lens performance before the built in digital lens correction kicks in.
(Having said that I can understand the enthusiasm over this)

Just a footnote: dog with an erection = hot dog. Americans surely have a gift of observation!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:57 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Still no time-lapse recording? Sony, you're not listening!

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 23:12 UTC as 504th comment | 6 replies

Some time ago I bought a Pix-Star frame for my mom with the same idea in mind - help her keep in touch with her sons and daughters spread around the world via photo sharing. Except for resolution it seems to me a better product than this Famatic, esp. with much better remote control via the internet: https://www.pix-star.com/products/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 12:28 UTC as 11th comment
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Donnie G: 2015 will be the "death" year for at least one of the current crop of camera manufacturers. Who will be the one to quit the camera business? Hint! It won't be any of the DSLR makers. Heh Heh Heh

"The fact that... will have to... in the not too distant future has been known..." Just FYI, before something has really happened it's not a fact but a mere conjecture or an educated guess if you please.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 06:58 UTC
On Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! article (159 comments in total)

I voted with my wallet. Sony RX100 II. That says is it all.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 02:44 UTC as 29th comment
On Fujifilm announces XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS wideangle zoom article (172 comments in total)
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DVT80111: F4
F4
F4
what's the excitement?

... unless you meant Nikon F4, a camera that makes me excited even today, 25 years after it first saw the light of the day :P

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 12:06 UTC
On Fujifilm announces XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS wideangle zoom article (172 comments in total)

Well, it surely did take a while! Now I can start thinking seriously about my next camera body as ultra-wide is my favorite angle.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 11:53 UTC as 16th comment

Joseph Petzval (1807 - 1891) a mathematician, inventor, and physicist best known for his work in optics. Born in the town of Spi┼íská Belá in Slovakia (the then Zipser Bela in the Kingdom of Hungary). The Petzval lens was developed in 1840 and became an ideal lens for portrait photography. It is highly intriguing that this simple concept of two doublet lenses with an aperture stop in between would get revived some 170 years later. I can't stop laughing at the audacity of the project managers!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 16:57 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On What if historical figures had Instagram? post (20 comments in total)

This is just so funny :))) I loved your comments as much as the photo processing itself. God bless humor and creativity!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 04:57 UTC as 3rd comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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GeraldW: I dearly loved my FE2 from the film era. And I built a maple and aluminum front grip for it to have something to hand onto. Later, I got an N80 to get AF and a number of other modern features. Much as I wax nostalgic about the FE2, I did better with the N80.

OK, keeping that in perspective, the DF has gone too far back, and the result is a sort of confusion as to what it is. A photographic Chimera.

Jerry

I've picked up a used F80s recently - not an easy task since these bodies developed a nasty habit to get sticky over the time - but I find it a little too plasticky for serious use. So unless it's an all-day outing, I will rather grab my F4s since it feels so solid.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 16:15 UTC
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)
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Denis of Whidbey Island: Well, I own a D800 and am contemplating adding a second body. I just don't see why I would choose the Df over another D800 or D800E. And I'm probably the target audience, having owned the F, F2, F3, F5 when they were new.

I wonder why you skipped the F4...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 16:01 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Leiduowen: "The A7 and A7R are the world's lightest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras - and smaller by a considerable margin if you ignore the Leica M series." I think you meant to say "the world's lightest full-frame DIGITAL interchangeable lens cameras other than Leica M series". Nikon themselves produced a number of lighter SLR film bodies like F65, F75 or FM-10.

@ hubreid: These are no full-frame cameras either, "just" 35 mm film-frame equivalent size sensor digital cameras. Full frame technically means large format like 4x5" and larger, compared to the medium format. So strictly speaking, yes, there have been full-frames around from the very beginning of photography but now for the sake of convenience, given the change of perception and general shortness of human memory, the term has been mostly used for the 35mm equivalent.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 06:53 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

"The A7 and A7R are the world's lightest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras - and smaller by a considerable margin if you ignore the Leica M series." I think you meant to say "the world's lightest full-frame DIGITAL interchangeable lens cameras other than Leica M series". Nikon themselves produced a number of lighter SLR film bodies like F65, F75 or FM-10.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 23:07 UTC as 351st comment | 4 replies
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

I always wear a condom in a secret little pocket of my bag. Just in case...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 05:51 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (352 comments in total)
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Konrad Lefkon: I feel comparing this G16 with a Sony RX100M2 with the 20+MP sensor is a bit tricky. However, from the studio scene comparison in the RX100M2 review the G16 (as well as all the other cameras available in the comparison) seems to have sharper/better IQ in the corners than the Sony. For me, and don't shoot me for saying so, I'm not so convinced the Sony is the automatic choice others seem to think it is.

I'm looking forwards to seeing the Nikon P7800 with its 28-200 equivalent lens and the electronic viewfinder/movable viewfinder screen.

@AbrasiveReducer: Not for me, definitely. I love the low light capability it offers, like shooting our family Christmas dinner at the candlelight.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 17:34 UTC
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (352 comments in total)
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Digitall: Spent all this time since the launch of the RX100 series, which still has no competition. RX100 series continues to be years ahead of the competition. And I say unfortunately.

Or maybe just until RX10 comes out next month, that is.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 17:31 UTC
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (352 comments in total)

Sorry, Canon, I've just bought a Sony RX100 II to replace my aging G9.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 17:29 UTC as 85th comment
On DSC00067 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This looks much better than my Canon G9 at ISO 3200!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 16:04 UTC as 1st comment
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