Six year old cameraSome other bits and pieces
Jonathan Mac: Anyone not capable of getting good shots from a film camera should not be calling themselves a photographer. Many people choose digital because it's easier and cheaper, and many choose digital because they're not competent enough to get good images if they don't have auto-everything and the chance to take 20 photos and choose the best. Most of these people will never improve. Some choose digital because it's the best tool for the photography they want to do, and they can produce good results from it. However, many have used digital and become bored with it's often flat, dull look and have now gone back to film.
I use both, but I enjoy film more. The Ferrania re-start is good news, especially once they get around to producing print films.
I don't know if it was intentional but that comes across as more than a little pompous...
OBI656: As simple aquation shows shooting film is cheeper then being involved in digital.Even I do digital if there will be film processing labs as use too I will be shooting film no question about it.
I may have misunderstood but your "simple equation" is so simple that it fails to address the cost differences between film and digital workflows, which I thought was your point.
Marcin 3M: At least these films are not treated as a "service for rent"...
Nothing lasts forever, but your choice of processing software doesn't affect the long-term viability of the files that come out of a digital camera (or the format to which you choose to archive).
Images stored on HDDs are far more compact than those stored on film, and have much more forgiving climate requirements. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Tal Shachar: film is an environmental disaster, go digital now!
@Ontario Gone: You might just get your wish if things don't improve over in west Africa!
Meanwhile, unless you do your own processing...
What do you mean?
The real environmental disaster is the socioeconomic group that has the time and money to be concerned about whether to shoot film SLRs or digital SLRs. :)
Would you care to share your simple "aquation"?
Canon appears to be counting down to - if you will pardon the expression - a complete load of masturbatory nonsense. I wonder what it will be.
nunatak: the author has an angry tone to his writing.
perhaps DPreview should ask him to do the camera maker executive interviews?
I disagree, but can you explain what you mean by an "angry tone"?
Graham Meale: And will Canon Australia announce a similar price drop? I think I know the answer.
Aberaeron: If I made only 5% net on the hilarious prices they charge, I'd be embarrassed. And shortly thereafter, unemployed probably.
Chez Wimpy: I am sure they are doing it out of the kindness of their heart.
Photoman: While it's sometimes difficult to spot sarcasm on the internet, that one shouldn't have been a problem!
Michael Fryd: Actually "Dual Drive Redundancy" means the Drobo has the equivalent of three copies of every file. Two drives can fail without you losing data.
The blinking yellow lights means that you are down a drive, and currently have less than the requested level of redundancy. The Drobo is redistributing your data in order to regain the requested redundancy. Once the lights stop blinking, the data has been redistributed, and you can safely lose another drive (unless you have more data than will fit on the remaining drives)
Had you left your Drobo in the typical single drive redundant mode, you would not have lost data when a drive failed. The Drobo would have been faster at redistributing data after the failure, and you would have more available space.
Ryan: RAID-1 simply mirrors the data, there's no parity involved in that level. RAID-0 has no parity either, obviously.
However, as far as I can tell it seems this device doesn't actually use a standard RAID level at all. It seems to be a hybrid of RAID-1 and RAID-5 (which does have parity).
JanMatthys: I have to give props to Sony for pushing the envelope, while Canikon execs are busy pumping out more rethread D-SLR's
Apparently you think Sony's the only company doing R&D!
And what's a Canikon?
pew pew: prob the new RX1 will use this sensor
thx1138: This is interesting, as the Canon lens group has been asking Canon for years to develop a curved sensor to simplify lens design. Another case of woulda coulda shoulda Canon.
Forgive my scepticism, but what is the basis of this claim?
"the Canon lens group has been asking Canon for years to develop a curved sensor to simplify lens design"
"Lenstag maintains a database of a user’s lens, camera body and accessory serial numbers and then trolls the web looking for photos..."
rdscibilia: The opposite of popular is not dull.
Leave it to a PhD candidate to miss the real point.
Did he say that?
forpetessake: This camera needs a bigger sensor with at least 20MP resolution, good interchangeable lenses, they need to do a serious work on the body to make it ergonomic and convenient to use, they also need to add a good EVF and tilting LCD and all other conventional features. Oh, by the way, they can drop that light-field silliness and make use of some good Sony sensor. Then people will probably start buying the camera as long as it's priced competitively.
Actually, Eric, it can be both.