beckmarc

beckmarc

Lives in Australia Australia
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On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (174 comments in total)
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beckmarc: Great News. I hope it can take pictures with the look of the old Kodak colour infrared film

Good to know. Yes I did mean Aerochrome. The closest i have seen digitally has been from modified sigma cameras. I also wonder if you will need IR filters on your lenses to take normal photographs with this camera

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On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (174 comments in total)

Great News. I hope it can take pictures with the look of the old Kodak colour infrared film

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 13:09 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies

I wonder what film stock they used (to get the discussion back to photography) It looks like a higher ISO slide film. I get similar effects if I shoot Fuji Provia 400X in low light without a flash. Any other suggestions?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 11:53 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On Meta35 pulls metadata from film cameras article (38 comments in total)

What a great idea. In many ways these SLRs are similar to modern DSLRs in the way they function.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 06:25 UTC as 9th comment
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (337 comments in total)
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Rodger Kingston: Since 2012 I've been a confirmed Fuji X camera user, and never in 40 years of shooting have I had cameras I liked more than the lovely little X10 and X20 - not even my old Leicas and Contax Ts. (I've retired my big clunky DSLRs.)

I'm sure the X30 is an excellent camera, but I yearn for something better: an X100Z (the “Z” standing for zoom) with a lens equivalent to the one on my X20 (but of course configured for the larger X100 series sensor).

I yearn for the image quality and only slightly larger body (to say nothing of the amazing hybrid viewfinder) of the X100T, but without giving up the flexibility of the superb zoom lens on my X20. Will Fuji ever oblige, or am I only daydreaming?

To see photographs I’ve taken with the X10 and X20, go to my latest book, "Searching for Edward Hopper," at:
rpkphoto.smugmug.com/Books/Searching-for-Edward-Hopper. The 33 images from 2012 or later were made with these Fuji cameras.

I could not have expressed it better. I too want a x100z

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 22:46 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3413 comments in total)
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En Trance: I buy a Sony with 36MP and balance of a77ii specs without hesitation!

I m not so sure sony is making this sensor as the dynamic range is the same as other canon sensors and not as good as Sony's current sensors

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:04 UTC
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b craw: Art markets have a history of operating, to various degrees, askew of critical dialogs about importance and historical value of artwork(s). One must accept the fact that along side work that is profoundly transformative to the art world there will also be kitsch, or otherwise commercially facil work, fetching large sums; consider Thomas Kinkade's auction successes of the 1990's. And this is not to bemoan his financial success(es), only to demonstrate that the market can, and does, oscillate wildly as an indicator of quality.

Peter Lik's chain of galleries is reminiscent of the mall-gallery explosion of a "booming" Kinkade. Much remains a bit suspicious about this $6.5 sale (it was not an auction, just to correct some who have stated it as such - undisclosed, private buyer); but should it prove genuine I wouldn't be surprised too much. His work is wholly lacking the art historical portent by other photographers, namely Sherman and Gursky, who've also sold prints in recent years in the millions USD - but I can see a crafty arc of (market) development in Lik's mannerist, and largely conceptually unengaging, landscapes.

Well said

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 23:12 UTC
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OBI656: I love it. What a message to all those sceptics about value of photography ... All those which are only bitching, etc., ...

LOL ... I Love it, I Love it, ...

I could not agree more

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 08:31 UTC

I am not sure why there are so many negative posts. Most photographers complain about photography being under valued. Here is a concrete example of someone valuing a photograph and being willing to part with a serious amount of cash to buy a print. On one level this is a boost to all photographers. Our hobby/business is worth while. Photographers are appreciated.

Also he is a fellow Ozzie.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 08:29 UTC as 116th comment | 2 replies
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (278 comments in total)

Sony are clearly in it to win it. Every few months they have a new model with even better sensors. Now will Canon rise from its slumber to meet the challenge or are they a spent force?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 09:13 UTC as 45th comment

For a "dead" medium this post about a new film initiative sure gets a lot of comments. "The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about" The fact that so many photographers are inspired to write about film, for or anti, indicates film is still relevant.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 12:36 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)

I have been a canon shooter for a number of years and they make great cameras but they have lagged behind in dynamic range in the last few years. Any news on the dynamic range of G7X?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 21:43 UTC as 165th comment | 2 replies
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) article (120 comments in total)
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Fidibus: @ GRUBERND
On the contrary, there have been massive changes in the area of Berlin´s architecture and city layout, in its political and social structure as well (think of the reunion with East Germany) as well as in its economic importance since the end of WWII and in particular since the reunion in 1989. Besides most media agree in the opinion that Berlin is one of the liveliest, most creative and open cities of the world.
Sorry to say that, but your opinion may be either based on ignorance or resentment.

I think @Grubernd was being ironic i.e. I think he tried to put a smilie face at the end of the post to indicate this but used a ;) instead of a :)

Berlin has indeed changed a lot. I was there in the 1990s and again in 2007 and I barely recognised many of the places I had visited in my first visit.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 12:17 UTC
On Lomography seeks crowdfunding for Lomo'Instant Camera article (44 comments in total)

Fuji's instant film products have been a great sales success hence lomography is moving into this market. This has lead fuji to release new cameras themselves. It looks like the kick starter was fully funded within hours. Don't forget most digital camera manufacturers are not making a profit. Fuji's instant film business is.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 07:08 UTC as 10th comment

The quality of the work in this competition was stunning. I am a little surprised at the negative comments

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 13:51 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
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ZhanMInG12: WTF is with no. 7?

The Israel landscapes were stunning

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)

looks great

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 08:54 UTC as 238th comment
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Pentax_Prime: Websites based in the United States should probably work a little bit to give prices in DOLLARS. Just a thought.

Uk prices include sales tax (VAT) and us wages are very low for shop workers compared to Europe hence things cost more outside the US.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 23:31 UTC

Great news. The family and I love instant photography and having a bit more control over the camera settings is welcome. Well done Fuji!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 12:23 UTC as 42nd comment
On Carl Zeiss drops 'Carl', becomes 'ZEISS' article (113 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Could be worse. Remember Kentucky Fried Chicken changing to KFC to be more "hip?" That was about the time they "kiled off" (video-wise) Col. Sanders too.

I thought it was to hide the word "fried" which had become bad for business.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 06:31 UTC
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