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On Lomography launches Russar+ for L39 and M mount cameras article (120 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: They weren't that great in '58 so I'd be wary of getting one with too much "unique character" but these will likely turn up on eBay at very good prices.

Prices on eBay have already shot up.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 19:24 UTC
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania article (232 comments in total)
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greypixelz: This is hungary, the land of Mr. Tamas:

neo-nazi regime:

nazi mass murderers:

Hungary? That is something else. The images above are from Romania.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 13:28 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)

I do wish this came in black.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 14:11 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)

Don't like this - "though they certainly aren't made for stealth, as both have a rather noisy shutter."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 19:22 UTC as 492nd comment | 1 reply
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

I save my DSLR for commercial jobs. Bought a Ricoh GR recently. For what I like and do - perfect!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 13:12 UTC as 68th comment
On 12 stunning photos of Godafoss - Waterfall of the Gods article (78 comments in total)
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absentaneous: 12 images taken by 12 different people yet they all look the same as if they were all taken by the same person. what does that tell you? well, we have a great example of a photographic cliche or fetish.

of course it's up to a person's taste but personally I don't really like such pictures that are trying to be "artistic" but end up being nothing more than cliches that actually spoil the actual beauty of the place. these places are beautiful as they are. no need to "tweak" their beauty any further because it's counterproductive.

Whoa, at first I didn't realize they were taken by different people. I was just looking at the images and wondered at their similarity.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 13:04 UTC

The perfect camera is the one I am holding at the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 15:06 UTC as 42nd comment

Someone from Hasselblad woke up from a bad dream...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 13:28 UTC as 95th comment
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PhotoKhan: I feel like throwing up...

How can an outfit make something self-destructive like this and not actually press the "Yeah...? So Now Take Warp Speed" button in people's consciences, by having them immediately stop buying any kind of product "restructurors" like these may still want to publish?

Are we all THAT dormant?

(...and, please, don't come up with the "That would only mean reporters would go next" argument because...well...they WILL go next, anyway...)

...As for the project, kudos to Rob Hart for keeping being creative in such a challenging moment in his life and for having the good spirit to ironically prove to me, for the first time, that, yes, mobile photography CAN be significant.

A photography website recently did a poll on how many of its readers had formal, little, or no training whatsoever in photography. Guess which category came out on top?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 11:44 UTC
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justmeMN: In the USA, one difference between the Ricoh GR and the Nikon Coolpix A, is that the latter is made by a camera company that people have heard of. Pentax is now a lesser known brand, but at least some of us still remember it.

Pentax ,Asahi, has was founded in 1919. Ricoh bought controlling shares of Pentax in 2011.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 22:43 UTC
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facedodge: These are all great tips if you want to be like William Klein... I think the real lesson of William Klein is to not try and be William Klein. I think Eric missed this point.

Number three is "go against the grain". I don't think William cared which way the grain went. He went his way and that was that. Following Eric's advise on to go against the grain precludes needing to know which way is with and which way is against.

Find your vision and have the courage to develop it regardless of direction of grain. William Klein did so and we can too.

Klein's work has more to do with the "gut", the feel of what you see. Klein had to deal with the limitations of the technology back then - slow film, slow wide-angle lenses, lenses that did not focus very close. When you look back - Klein, Frank, Faurer, were all contemporaries pushing the boundaries of what was considered acceptable.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 12:49 UTC
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images article (223 comments in total)
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Jordan Norris: I don't get it, the sky in the first photos looks equally "exciting". Some simple lightroom/darkroom work on the first photo would do the trick. Doesn't seem like photography to me, seems more like arts and crafts.

Nice to see you here Jean!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 19:28 UTC
On Ethics of prize-winning photo debated article (151 comments in total)

This just substantiates my belief that "contests" are extremely flawed, if not somewhat "rigged". The photographer could have, and should have checked the facts when he new his image was in the final stages of "judgement".

In this instance, content and context cannot or should not be separated.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 15:44 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On bb_DSC_0258 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (12 comments in total)


Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 21:32 UTC as 4th comment
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thubleau7: never heard of them, maybe that is why they are going broke ?

looks like a toy made in China comes in a Christmas stocking five bucks.

Not to be mean, but do you live in a bubble?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2012 at 17:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS preview (181 comments in total)
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WASBA: Personally, For the balance, pancake lens is only good for mobility. I used a Pentax 40mm pancake lens before and I just noticed that is too thin... Even for one-hand shooter, most of mirrorless camera's body is very compact so hard to handle by one hand. :D

"Even for one-hand shooter, most of mirrorless camera's body is very compact so hard to handle by one hand."

Kind of find that hard to believe, unless you have the hands of a gorilla. I've been using a Panasonic G1, GF1, and G3 with great results. The pancake lenses couldn't be small enough!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 22:22 UTC
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Keith: I wish Richard would make something like this for the Leica M8/9.

I have. He won't make one unless there is a lot of interest. I hardly think it would be a bust. It would be nice to have an alternative, something less expensive and bulky then the Leitz grip.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 19:47 UTC

I wish Richard would make something like this for the Leica M8/9.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 18:14 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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mark25: how about this:

Nikon has announced its pricing for the D4 high-end camera. The price will be $5,999 for the body and $119-$9,999 for the lenses, meaning you can expect it to create around a $10,000 dent in your pocket if you want to be able to take pictures with it.

does this give a good idea of how much you'll need to scrape together....????

it is very sad and strange on dpreview's part to make the price look frightening by using unnecessary 'dent in the pocket' and 'how much you'll need to scrape together' phrases.... and after reading the people's response in the comments section, it looks as if they have lured many prospective buyers away...

as much as i like dpreview, this particular 'style' of price announcement from them is, in my opinion, something to which i strongly object, especially keeping in mind that those are MSRP prices...

:( sad

This camera reminds me a bit of the Contax G2, which was slated to come out in digital form before Contax went under.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 15:46 UTC
On Fujifilm produces limited edition of 10,000 black X100s article (100 comments in total)

Looks much better in black, but........ I won't buy it!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 00:37 UTC as 49th comment
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