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papa natas

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On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (49 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

keep on trolling...
"you ser..." the hull

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (49 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

Of course!
Remember the Old Days, when AM radio waves were transmitted by tall towers? The tallest, the better? And where were they more efficient? In the plains.. Then came FM, a shorter wave length, more efficient because it bounced on the atmosphere, and they relayed from the top of mountains. Then we had Ham Radio to get in touch with others on the farther side of our planet. Then came CB, and all Hell broke loose. But people wanted more... So they invented the satellite communications for mortals who wanted to expend more money talking trivialities. Radar is a very different matter. Ask your English WW II Vets. about it. (Or see it on You tube)
About sailing around the world, well, go. And the minute you'll see your hat going straight up into the blue sky, then yes, you are under. I know you didn't shoot JFK.That's a fact.
Another fact is that I do not troll. I explain. Trolling involves insulting and diminishing others on the Net.
Not my style.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 13:48 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (49 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

Of course the Earth is flat.
I can prove it to you:
Look out your window.
We are lead to believe it's round, but can one actually see the roundness of it?
We know, deep inside ourselves that Earth is flat, but we are afraid to be laughed and ridiculed by others who happily associate themselves with a general concept. We live and restrict our lives by the general rule of not provoking shame upon us.
When all of the contestants who answered my comment will LEARN to read, they will notice that I sustained that this camera and its crew never went to to the Moon, which is true. I don't see the conspiracy on my comment.
Me, a youtubist? Yes. Since it has become the most popular encyclopedia for the masses . There's a lot of crap in Youtube, yes, but here are also many other collaborations of social and scientific value there.
So leave your torches, pics and axes home. This is a friendly forum, NOT an Inquisitional Assembly.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 02:05 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (49 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

There's a lot of info on youtube.
That was one of the greatest myths of the last century.
Serious members of the Scientific Community have published books about it.
I'm not going to enter this subject.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 17:43 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (49 comments in total)

A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 16:44 UTC as 4th comment | 15 replies
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Wye Photography: Coming to an Android in the very near future.

And my niece thought that by shooting the lights off her room when her bf comes to visit will continue to stop ME from keep recording....?
moowuaaaahahaha.
I don't see the greatness of this invention other than pushing the bar to a new dimension to help spying & peeping on others.
Oh no, someone would answer. Think about recording animal life.
Yeah, like if all those guys filming innocent animals copulating in the wild don't get a morbid kick out of it. Now even those species who mate in the dark won't be safe from their devious eye.
As Wye says...coming in the near future.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 12:33 UTC

I cannot find the words to compliment this man's work.
May I call you SIR?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 10:54 UTC as 3rd comment
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Petak: Since this is not a new idea and has already been implemented by several manufacturers, this is obviously nothing more than an advert, Why is it in the news section? Also, warming filter is irrelevant in digital photography, which is 99% of today's photography.

I believe that every new product needs to be known and promoted. Just the simple fact that it appears here, yes it looks like a promotion, but one has to make the difference between a promotional ad and a sales pitch. Many a product I see here has nothing to do with my photo needs, but there are many others out there who'se attention is called by the same product.
My point is that some guy will be feeeling his prayers are being answered by this item, whereas for many others it doesn't give a hump. Besides the pros & amateurs that roam this site, there's another silent group: PHOTO ARTISANS.
These guys never go mainstream.
They are always experimenting with new accessories.
This new "accessory news" release is their little slice of pie.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 08:57 UTC
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jdh99: Just adjust the white balance in post processing. I don't see the need for this except maybe for film shooters

Groucher & SmileGrognan,
Badasses, you two...
We should go for a beer.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 08:38 UTC
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jdh99: Just adjust the white balance in post processing. I don't see the need for this except maybe for film shooters

PicOne & Mirrowe8...
I forgot to tell you that why old school guys are no longer seen shooting in the wild?
Because while they were busy making all those adjustments...a bear came.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 18:10 UTC
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jdh99: Just adjust the white balance in post processing. I don't see the need for this except maybe for film shooters

You have a point here, and I can indulge a bit if you allow me, please.
Since the invention of digital photography and the consequent digital editor programs, yes, we are very much inclined to shoot some frames at different f stops and leave the rest to post processing, which is a great invention, but, if you see the video from the Lee Filters about this new polariser, you'll see that this guy is old school:
He wants to get tjhe correct image before going home.
That was the thing with us,35mm dinosaurs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 16:27 UTC

Lee Filters...
OMG!!!
These guys have been there since forever.
I bought a couple of their polarizers and masks for blue skies back in the late 70's.
They made good old Technicolor movie films come alive & with pure colors.
Great British know how.
No, I'm not being paid for this.
I just admire good, enduring, no bull products.
Is the Spitfire coming back?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 12:20 UTC as 21st comment | 9 replies
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JohnFredC: You must not have done any strenuous hiking (you know, with sweat) or you might have mentioned how it is impossible to keep the screen from getting sweaty and how inconvenient it is having to use two hands to control the camera when you only have one available, or how the new screen articulation is biased against portrait format compositions in any position other than straight ahead.

At least the G1x II has better image quality than the similar but even worse G7x.

Long time G-series fan here. Actively dislike the direction Canon is taking with these new designs.

ipod Touch 5.
That's what I take and use.
I'm not shooting for National Geographic anyways.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
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wootpile: Why overcomplicate this type of legislation? The US legislators should make a hint from Sweden's way of handling this through 2 types of wilderness protection.
1) national park, no commercial construction, no vehicles (apart from supporting tourism) allowed (I assume this is similar to US national parks)
2) nature preserve, usually smaller in area and often located near suburbia. just about equally restraints on commercial (or residential) building, no vehicles and often dis-allowing camping or tents

In both cases though, all areas free to use for recreation walks and of course photography.

If you let this go through in US what next? Will they also prohibit un-licensed painting? How about mental memories?

One can only wonder if the forest service lawyers drafting this have gone to a proper law-school.

Hush, hush, Nuno...
look out the window..No!, do not show your face...
Do you see the Chevy van with the Upholstering Services lettering?
Why then the little dish antenna on its roof?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 13:46 UTC
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wootpile: Why overcomplicate this type of legislation? The US legislators should make a hint from Sweden's way of handling this through 2 types of wilderness protection.
1) national park, no commercial construction, no vehicles (apart from supporting tourism) allowed (I assume this is similar to US national parks)
2) nature preserve, usually smaller in area and often located near suburbia. just about equally restraints on commercial (or residential) building, no vehicles and often dis-allowing camping or tents

In both cases though, all areas free to use for recreation walks and of course photography.

If you let this go through in US what next? Will they also prohibit un-licensed painting? How about mental memories?

One can only wonder if the forest service lawyers drafting this have gone to a proper law-school.

Mental memories...(?)
Why did you have to mention that?
They are actually working on that one too!!!
Do you think that the zapping in Men In Black is a joke?
Do you think Alzheimer's is a congenital desease?
GPS tracking on your camera? Ha! Get this: It works in reverse too. They know the lieux & the type and camera model who was there. Then if you were in a restricted photo/video zone, they will know it, and you'll get the news.
But you don't have to believe me.
I know things.
Wait!! Somebody is knocking at the door.
Got to go!!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:55 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (433 comments in total)
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photo nuts: Was all excited about the LX100 until I read this little blip:

"The original version of this article stated that the LX100 has a touchscreen, which is not the case. We are very sorry for any confusion caused." - http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100

So, out of the 3 competing cameras, Sony RX100 III vs Panasonic LX100 vs Canon G7X, only the G7X has a touchscreen which is very important for changing AF in a small format camera.

Sigh.

Left-Eyed People take pictures using the EVF with the camera positioned upside down.
That's common knowledge.
How do you think pirates take snap shots when they are on vacation?
Don't you watch the Discovery Channel?
And before you ask about how they hold the camera with only one able hand and a hook, well let me tell you that the hook comes with a set of adaptors to cover many needs & situations (prices differ) There's one adaptor to fix the camera to the hook, transforming the pirate's arm into a monopod.
Of course the set contains other adaptors as well, to be used in many other colorful situations, but I won't discuss them here. I'll let your imagination run the rest.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 09:48 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (433 comments in total)
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jorg14: Did I miss something but with touting all the manual controls, where is the PASM.. knob?

I like the way you explain things, T3.
It's a logical system, as you pointed out, and we'll have to adjust our learning on how to handle it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 09:39 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (433 comments in total)
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Biro: I really want to love the LX100. I really do. I'm totally fine with the styling, size, sensor, lens and control interface. What's more, I have the cash in hand and can actually afford it.

But the lack of an integrated flash drives me crazy. The whole idea of the LX100, at least for me, is the have a reasonably sized, grab-and-go all-rounder for daily use. By definition, I don't want to bring along extra bits - whether lenses or flashes.

I'm only asking for something good enough for fill and reasonably close snapshots. It doesn't even have to be a pop-up (although being able to tilt back a pop-up unit for bounce purposes would be nice). Something akin to the flashes on Panasonic travel-zooms would be fine.

I'm not saying that I won't buy the LX100. But while the camera would have been an immediate pre-order with an integrated flash, I am now waiting to find out more about it. And I am seriously considering the Fuji X100T, Sony RX100 III and even the Canon G7X while I wait.

Thanks, Sammy!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 09:34 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (433 comments in total)
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Biro: I really want to love the LX100. I really do. I'm totally fine with the styling, size, sensor, lens and control interface. What's more, I have the cash in hand and can actually afford it.

But the lack of an integrated flash drives me crazy. The whole idea of the LX100, at least for me, is the have a reasonably sized, grab-and-go all-rounder for daily use. By definition, I don't want to bring along extra bits - whether lenses or flashes.

I'm only asking for something good enough for fill and reasonably close snapshots. It doesn't even have to be a pop-up (although being able to tilt back a pop-up unit for bounce purposes would be nice). Something akin to the flashes on Panasonic travel-zooms would be fine.

I'm not saying that I won't buy the LX100. But while the camera would have been an immediate pre-order with an integrated flash, I am now waiting to find out more about it. And I am seriously considering the Fuji X100T, Sony RX100 III and even the Canon G7X while I wait.

I always thought that "serious photographers" were the ones taking pictures at funerals. Available light is a bonus, BUT...any smiling photographer will be using flash even under a sunny day. Look at wedding shootings. We all (old) photographers use flash in daylight even. Great for the eyes (we used to call it kick light, or filling flash) You never heard of Metz flashes? They were a MUST to shoot a contract in the old days.
I never get serious while taking pictures. It spooks children. Nor I pretend to be a pro. I'm an artisan.
My point was, and still is: What a punny, miserable flash unit to be mounted on such a great camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 01:55 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (433 comments in total)
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Biro: I really want to love the LX100. I really do. I'm totally fine with the styling, size, sensor, lens and control interface. What's more, I have the cash in hand and can actually afford it.

But the lack of an integrated flash drives me crazy. The whole idea of the LX100, at least for me, is the have a reasonably sized, grab-and-go all-rounder for daily use. By definition, I don't want to bring along extra bits - whether lenses or flashes.

I'm only asking for something good enough for fill and reasonably close snapshots. It doesn't even have to be a pop-up (although being able to tilt back a pop-up unit for bounce purposes would be nice). Something akin to the flashes on Panasonic travel-zooms would be fine.

I'm not saying that I won't buy the LX100. But while the camera would have been an immediate pre-order with an integrated flash, I am now waiting to find out more about it. And I am seriously considering the Fuji X100T, Sony RX100 III and even the Canon G7X while I wait.

Well, thanks for your kind feedback.
I always appreciate good interventions.
But I was comparing this LCD with the one from the Sony RX10, with
1,228,800 dots., and I was just wondering WHY this highly developed camera, which includes 4K didn't follow the trend. The same goes for the swiveling LCD.
But I never thought about the image ratios as you explained it.
Now, about the punny flash.....
Have a great day!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 00:52 UTC
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