The Davinator

The Davinator

Lives in Beautiful British Columbia
Joined on Jan 16, 2003

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garyknrd: Watching this made me go pull out some old prints I made years ago. I used to get rolls of Tec pan 2415 and Konica 1600. Pull them off the roll in a changing bag and onto a large spool and Hyper the film. Pulling a vacuum on the container then cooking it. Then back onto the roll and into the camera for a nights shooting. LOL. Then back home to the bathroom for processing. I still have an old Besler 23 C around somewhere. What a mess.
Makes you appreciate Digital.. But a lot of fun back then.
Did any of you old timers do any of this kind of processing?

I hypered Tech Pan and Kodak PPF400 for years in a chamber with hydrogen and nitrogen and baked. Reduced reciprocity failure immensely. For color though, cold camera locked in color balance better.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 15:30 UTC
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ekaton: Lipstick the pig, Leica. Hassy is innovating meanwhile.

Innovating? How many monochrome sensor cameras are there exactly? That pig as you call it is the only monochrome camera short of medium format. That is innovating. But don't worry about...you probably can't afford the Leica or Hassey...so it doesn't really matter. If it makes you feel better to bash instead, have at 'er

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 05:10 UTC

I use viewfinders with my left eye. They put the EVF so far to the right that my thumb would bang into my eye everytime I used it. Unusable fail.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 13:54 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
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The Davinator: Hmmmm....Canon 50f1.2 on a Somy......

If you are worried about sharpness, you don't understand what the 1.2 lens is about

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:32 UTC

Hmmmm....Canon 50f1.2 on a Somy......

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
On article Remembering Fan Ho: 1931-2016 (32 comments in total)

His body of work is extensive and inspirational. I was fortunate enough to see a small display of prints a number of years ago in Hong Kong. A true loss that he is gone.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 14:16 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (748 comments in total)
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Frank C.: I think any 2nd grader can draw up a nicer looking camera, you just gotta keep the orange crayon away from him that's all

You seem to be the only one thinking the design is poor. I take it you can't afford it...so you will bash it instead. How clever of you.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:48 UTC
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The Davinator: Wow..a page full of jealous people who can't afford nicest things...so they sarcastically bash instead. How predictable.

Fatdeeman....you may wish to read up on strawmen agriements. The only one digging deeper here is you thinking anyone needs to justify anything to you.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:10 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)
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love_them_all: Fuji, Sony, I don't care. Just make a Non-Hassy ver at 1/2 of the price. Give me an adapter and I will be able to use pretty much all legacy MF lenses. Now this is a game changer. It's better than the Leica S, and better than the Pentax 645Z.

The fact that your camera doesnt exist seems to indicate it cant be done at that price. Save some more money and pay what it costs.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 03:39 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

Looks superb. Cue all the whiners who cant afford it so feel the need to bash instead.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 01:42 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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The Davinator: Wow..a page full of jealous people who can't afford nicest things...so they sarcastically bash instead. How predictable.

Considering my lens and camera list, $3500 is hardly anything. My 645Z was more than double that. So now those of us who can afford something nice are just the ignorant 1%. Go buy your plastic gear and leave nice collectibles up to the rest of us. Man..so bitter. Get a better job if you are so unhappy

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 17:49 UTC
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The Davinator: Wow..a page full of jealous people who can't afford nicest things...so they sarcastically bash instead. How predictable.

Daydream...Drfine "much better for the same money." So now we must succumb to your opinion of what we can buy. We get it...you can't afford this lens. Some of us can and may simply appreciate how it looks. The original isn't the same lens...give that some thought. And seriously, it's $3 grand...big deal. You'd think we were talking a million here with some of your whining.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 13:40 UTC

Wow..a page full of jealous people who can't afford nicest things...so they sarcastically bash instead. How predictable.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 03:05 UTC as 40th comment | 9 replies

Pentax is looking to be the best deal in DSLRs these days.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 23:37 UTC as 83rd comment | 7 replies
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Max Iso: But he didn't even mention pushing shadows....

Because extra range has nothing to do with shadows and everything to do with midtones

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 03:42 UTC
On article New VSCO app for Android and iOS is coming soon (14 comments in total)
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Achiron: They had an impossible to understand app... and they changed it to something even weirder??? with a very bizarre introduction video (what's up with that actor??).

Works easy for me. Must be you.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 04:55 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)

Thanks guys. This is indeed a great update and clearly shows how good the Pentax body is in real world shooting. Appreciate the effort!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 18:27 UTC as 78th comment
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (209 comments in total)
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User9362470513: Or alternatively you could buy a Sigma camera with a Foveon sensor and you'd get better resolution without any of the hassle.

Curious. Which Foveon outresolves this 36mp sensor? The Quattro series dont appear to.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Like I said before, it's a gimmick. Nobody is ever going to notice the increased resolution/dynamic range unless they are pixel peepers or the photo is printed out 10m wide and a curious person walks up to the wall to examine it. In the latter case, I'm sure the person will think "who cares?"

A 50" 4k display isnt demanding in the least. You are taking a 36mp file and throwing away a boatload of rez to display what in the end is an8mp image. Brilliant. Make a proper 50" print in 16bit and then we'll see.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 13:50 UTC
On article Unfade for iOS scans and restores old prints (38 comments in total)

Nice for lots of old pics out there

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 20:22 UTC as 15th comment
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