SantaFeBill

Lives in United States Santa Fe, USA, United States
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On article Fotodiox Pro launches five GFX lens adapters (73 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: What would be the point to use FF lenses with a medium format body? The same thing as when using APS lenses in FF cameras, you have to crop.

@villagranvicent: No, not the same. Think using a 210mm on a 35mm and on an 8x10. Very different what you capture - although the difference between the GFX's sensor size and the 5D's isn't nearly as great as between a 35mm frame and an 8x10 sheet of film, so the difference in the fov wouldn't be as great either.
There'll be someone here who can calculate the actual difference in fovs for that lens on the GFX and the 5D.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 03:35 UTC
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marc petzold: I've read it on NR this early morning..what a shame, and loss, waste of Money & R&D for Nikon. Even further, the name Nikon stays now always for this PR Nikon DL Trio Digicam Deaster....i really have had high hopes for the DL 18-50, which is/was unique compared to all other Premium 1" Sensor Enthusiast Cameras, because of having the ultra wide 18mm angle up to 50mm...normal nifty-fifty prime focal length. As we do all knew - the usual suspects from Canon & Sony either way does have a 28-100 or 24-70mm lens, so there is really nothing, no comparsion onto the market, there was no competition for the DL 18-50. It does feature also according to the ads from this model the unique perspective shift mode, to correct skewed perspective and straighten horizon lines.

@makofoto: If you mean the Fuji 16-55, that's only equivalent to 24mm at the wide end on a APS-C sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 18:18 UTC

This is really a throwback (not that that's bad). Did anyone else notice that the film speed is listed as "ASA" and not "ISO"? I remember setting my GE light meter to ASA 10 to shoot Kodachrome.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 02:41 UTC as 15th comment | 10 replies
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quietrich: Look here DPR, I don't come here in order for you to make me think, if I wanted to think I'd go to the effing library. This is 2017, the job of proper artists isn't to engage in the political, ethical or cultural discussions, but to create pretty things that make us feel better about ourselves. So get with the programme DPR, and quit pushing Amazon's vile, lefty, environmentalist agenda.
Now, where the hell did I put that Hummer brochure.

@Kharan: If someone wants a post to be taken as sarcastic, it needs to not so closely resemble multitudes of posts all over the Internet from Trump supporters that are meant in utmost seriousness.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 18:32 UTC
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quietrich: Look here DPR, I don't come here in order for you to make me think, if I wanted to think I'd go to the effing library. This is 2017, the job of proper artists isn't to engage in the political, ethical or cultural discussions, but to create pretty things that make us feel better about ourselves. So get with the programme DPR, and quit pushing Amazon's vile, lefty, environmentalist agenda.
Now, where the hell did I put that Hummer brochure.

" the job of proper artists isn't to engage in the political, ethical or cultural discussions, but to create pretty things that make us feel better about ourselves"
What an ignorant statement. So Robert Capa, Dorothea Lange, Eliot Porter (The Place No One Knew), James Agee and Walker Evans (Now Let Us Praise Famous Men), not to mention Goya and Picasso, were not 'proper artists'.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 18:21 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (351 comments in total)

I can't image that Lr won't be folded into the subscription model as well. Having to maintain sw with an independent maintenance and update schedule separate from CC can't be good for the bottom line.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 20:19 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply
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James Pilcher: Kodachrome would have been a better choice.

Also, I remember being told that Kodak hired persons with advanced degrees in some areas of chemistry or ChemE to keep the processing in spec. It was that complicated.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 22:21 UTC
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Paul Petersen: Kodachrome with an included mailer that returns the slides with virgin scans on a CD/DVD or download link from the web would be the bomb for me.

No, because Kodachrome came back as positives, not negatives.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 22:12 UTC
On article New 20mm F2 4.5x macro lens released by Mitakon (121 comments in total)

Wish they had made it from 2x to 4x - but then it wouldn't be selling for US$199. :-)
Also, anyone thinking about this has to think about the cost of supplemental lighting, as other posts have mentioned.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 00:09 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

US$99/month? That's close enough to $1200/year that the difference doesn't matter. Whatever these guys are smoking, it must be potent. If anyone reading about this really wants to invest in it, please contact me first for a great deal on oceanfront property right outside Deming, NM.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 23:52 UTC as 240th comment

Sorry there's no Windows trial version. As a senior on limited means, even a U.S. $40 expenditure has to be carefully considered. Even a 30-day money-back guarantee (as I understand On1 offers for Photo RAW) would be welcome.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 03:09 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

Well I didn't (watch it.)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 00:20 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

Just the thing to hold your Hassy Lunar.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

I either did a Rip Van Winkle for few months or traveled back in time, as it's obviously April 1st. (2016 or 2017)

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:02 UTC as 41st comment

Aside from how good a photograph it is or isn't, I don't see this as a 'landscape'. I'd classify it as 'wildlife'. As such, it is unusual, but has a certain appeal because of that.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 21:35 UTC as 21st comment
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quietrich: Letter to the editor:
As mainstream photography transitioned from analogue to digital, Phil Askey’s articles in Professional Photographer magazine were a great source of information which helped many freelancers to successfully convert our businesses. I now teach photography, and when friends and students ask me which camera to buy, I introduce them to this site, where the reviews, comparison tool, etc. are second to none.
Recently DPR has expanded its role into the teaching of photography. In addition to Erez Marom with his tutorials we now have Chris Williams with his series of ‘tips’, telling us how to take landscape photographs. Has Mr Williams any formal academic qualification, either in photography, art or education, which would be a normal requirement to teach?
With this new divergence into teaching, I’ll find it difficult to refer students to what has been until recently a brilliant resource. Please DPR, either stop it or do it properly.

@quietrich:
My father taught me driving. There was no 'qualified' driving school in my West Texas town. Guess I should still be walking everywhere, since I obviously didn't learn how to drive properly.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 16:23 UTC
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quietrich: Letter to the editor:
As mainstream photography transitioned from analogue to digital, Phil Askey’s articles in Professional Photographer magazine were a great source of information which helped many freelancers to successfully convert our businesses. I now teach photography, and when friends and students ask me which camera to buy, I introduce them to this site, where the reviews, comparison tool, etc. are second to none.
Recently DPR has expanded its role into the teaching of photography. In addition to Erez Marom with his tutorials we now have Chris Williams with his series of ‘tips’, telling us how to take landscape photographs. Has Mr Williams any formal academic qualification, either in photography, art or education, which would be a normal requirement to teach?
With this new divergence into teaching, I’ll find it difficult to refer students to what has been until recently a brilliant resource. Please DPR, either stop it or do it properly.

@quietrich:
Thank you for making me aware of the unqualified DPR staff. I will no longer read their reviews of digital devices until they have published, in peer-reviewed journals, significant research on the quantum behavior of photosites.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 14:17 UTC
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SantaFeBill: Given the large number of users still on Win7, it's strange to me that X2 only runs on 8 & 10. Given the number of programs that run on both 7 & 8 (and often 10 as well), I wonder why they made this choice, what features exclusive to 8 & 10 they found so essential that they've abandoned the Win 7 market.
They are obviously not concerned about sales volume.

@Grzegorz Interesting. Here's what their site says:
"Microsoft Windows users need Windows 8 64-bit or newer". 'Newer' of course is Win10. I wonder if you'll find at some point that something doesn't work right under 7?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 13:39 UTC

Given the large number of users still on Win7, it's strange to me that X2 only runs on 8 & 10. Given the number of programs that run on both 7 & 8 (and often 10 as well), I wonder why they made this choice, what features exclusive to 8 & 10 they found so essential that they've abandoned the Win 7 market.
They are obviously not concerned about sales volume.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 20:56 UTC as 5th comment | 7 replies

Seems a very attractive camera. But why still no GPS? I find GPS very nice for locating those travel shots where the image doesn't immediately call to my mind where it was taken. Both my Nikons have GPS with 3rd-party units that write GPS data to the metadata as the picture is taken.
Yes, I know you can use sw and hw that records GPS data and then can be used to sync at a later time to the camera's metadata. But it's more trouble and, from what I've read, isn't always successful.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:02 UTC as 2nd comment
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