The Davinator

The Davinator

Lives in Beautiful British Columbia
Joined on Jan 16, 2003

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On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (128 comments in total)
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NoRules: To go with this camera, every Pentax MF lens from the 80's up untill now fits. I spent about $2000 to get 6 lenses and a 2x Conv., from 35mm to 200mm, all of them with auto-aperture, and 3 of them with AF. Cheaper than old FF legacy lenses ...
I sold all my Leica R lenses and Canon 5DII, and came out with money to spare. Bought a Sigma Merrill for the change, to have a light camera with almost the same performance, now that I have spoilt myself with a big one :-)

I did the 80-160 zoom as well as the 55mm "kit." Closest thing to 4x5 short of the Betterlight I tried once.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 00:34 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (208 comments in total)
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daddyo: To me the E-M5 is a truly 'classic' camera. It started the whole retro style trend and is for the Olympus Micro Four Thirds System what the E-1 was for the Olympus 4/3's line of DSLR's. I had two E-M5's with grip sets and the ergonomics were fine for me -- both cameras paid for themselves 10 times over shooting corporate events, portraits, and weddings. Although I have upgraded to the E-M1, I still have one of my E-M5's and still love the way it feels in my hand.

It most certainly didn't. The camera that got all this started was the Fuji X100....which was out a full year before Olympus decided on the retro idea.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 06:01 UTC
On Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup article (90 comments in total)
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Scott Eaton: Cool for hipsters, hypocrites and college art major drop-outs that say they prefer to 'work with film than digital cameras', then will use a digital camera (film scanner) to post the images on their computer.

At least in another life I would cross process and directly / optically print on C-type paper, and did so for some very pricey commercial clients. Results were sometimes cool, and sometimes weird in a Warhol kind of way. This stuff is a solution looking for a problem.

More nonsense from Walter Mitty....who still cant figure out that scanners and digital cameras are different...despite being being corrected about a hundred times. There were no pricey clients at your 1 hr minilab Scott.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 05:10 UTC
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kpaddler: Great!

Now you can have a lens for $359 to stop down by 4X to get quality of a $500 lens from a decent manufacturer at f4

Maybe it has nothing to do with sharpness.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
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The Davinator: Cool lightening photo....dont see any wildlife in it.

Eeesh...my bad. Damn categories!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 01:19 UTC

Cool lightening photo....dont see any wildlife in it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 01:16 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
On Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup article (90 comments in total)
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photoshack: I know I'm a jerk...but why? Is this look so unique people will want to stock up on color shifting film?

My pre-order is set. Should be fun to try something different.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 22:45 UTC
On Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup article (90 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I suppose it's your money. You can spend it any way you want.

If I wanted photos with odd color shifts, it's pretty easy to get that effect in PhotoShop. But, where's the nostalgia and romance in that?

Well, you can also fake a charcoal sketch or painting in photoshop....doesn't mean the experience is the same.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 22:44 UTC

Typical canon banding....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 04:40 UTC as 34th comment
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Paul Rumohr: Wow the A5100 is amazing by comparison

I agree Rishi.the 645Z is i deed amazing at high iso. It is a nice quality jump up from the little 35mm FF sensor of the A7r

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 06:39 UTC
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riveredger: Observation: film guys really are full of themselves.

Observation....some digital users are really defensive...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 01:51 UTC
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The Incredible Hoke: I love reading all of these comments about film. The positive and negative. The people cry assing about film are the funniest. Really bothers them for some reason to see people still using/buying film. They will say it doesn't bother them, but just look how many posts they make about it.

I agree. We always get the same inane comments about being dinosaurs, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 01:51 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Good for them. People who want a pocket sized camera that's full frame will find this has always been possible with this antiquated technology.

Your Coolpix A wont look like film. Neither will it look like film if you stomp on the files with software. Not sure why some people have such difficulty with others using different capture media. I use film...I use Wet Plate Collodion. Some prefer film. Talking about IQ points is rather silly....do you argue about oil paintaings having greater resolution than watercolor? Honestly, I'm amazed at how some people are proud of limiting themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 00:56 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Good for them. People who want a pocket sized camera that's full frame will find this has always been possible with this antiquated technology.

We get it Rich...go use your digital camera and allow the rest of us to enjoy different media to do our photography. Seems it is bothering you more than it should.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 22:49 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Nearly 1,400 rants and they just keep on coming. The whiners have proven again that they spend more time thinking, typing, and dreaming about Canon than they do about any other camera brand on the planet. No wonder the other camera companies can't make a dime. Canon Envy is such a powerful emotion that those people who are afflicted with it simply can't think of anything else. Good for Canon, bad for the competition. So lets keep those rants ah-coming folks. We have a good chance at breaking a DPR record before the week's out. Ok, who's next? :)

Canon envy? Why would anyone envy their low resolution, dynamic range starved banding machines?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 05:55 UTC
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Robert F. Tobler: Still no Sigma Merrill support. I am disappointed.

I'v got clean, detailed iso 3200 12x18 prints from a reception that are every bit as good as Adobe for noise. Run the NR and you'll get great results.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 22:48 UTC
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Robert F. Tobler: Still no Sigma Merrill support. I am disappointed.

3200 from fuji files are superb

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
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Robert F. Tobler: Still no Sigma Merrill support. I am disappointed.

Does Raw Therapee work for Sigma? I find it superb for Fuji X Trans files.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
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Summit_pg: Hopefully Adobe can make something that can do a better job with Fuji X-Trans files. Currently it's "ok", but far from being good. If one guy can code a program that can properly convert Fuji Raw files (Iridient), why can't a super-huge mega corporation like Adobe do it?

While I like the color out of Adobe, the X Trans detail is still smeared...especially in low contrast transitions.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (898 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: It looks like the only players today with advanced cameras with 4K today are Samsung, Panasonic and Sony. Maybe by 2020 Canon will put 4K in the 7D Mark III.

I agree. Samsung has moved ahead, and Canon has become the also ran...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 22:50 UTC
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