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On article Sony's Mavica FD71 liked floppy disks, hated magnets (81 comments in total)

I recently bought an FD5 and an FD71 from Goodwill for $20.00... Will likely ebay off the FD5 because they seem to be commanding insane prices these days, but I'll hold on to the FD71 for my collection.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 20:24 UTC as 3rd comment
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $500 (105 comments in total)
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BryceM: Where's the "best cameras under $200" with the Yashica-Mat TLR heading the list?

Paid "fiddy" for mine, and it's in cherry condition :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 03:12 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $500 (105 comments in total)

Where's the "best cameras under $200" with the Yashica-Mat TLR heading the list?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 00:53 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies

Copyleft - Always... BTW - This one cracks me up: Some genius has posted a pirated version of the Creative Commons logo with "all rights reserved" :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 19:31 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies

Reminder: This is rhe same publication that went on record calling Blake Shelton "the sexiest man alive"...

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 01:25 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies

Costing several times as much as a an actual Nikon F* from the 60s or 70s in excellent shape that has whatever combination of specs and features you might desire from manual to automagic... Not quite sure who the market his here? Those of us who still like shooting film from time to time mostly like doing so with old mechanical marvels of engineering magic that we found\hunted\traded\inherited\whatever because they meant something to us... The only folks buying these from Kickstarters are collectors speculating on the opportunity to snag a prototype of what will inevitably become a very rare and obscure camera in a very short while.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 23:53 UTC as 123rd comment
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (289 comments in total)

It's always fun to put these kinds of predictions on the record, if only to refer back to them a few years or decades later after the seemingly insurmountable technical hurdles cited can be solved by any clever teenager using widely available components.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 17:46 UTC as 51st comment
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)

Wake me up when thy're re releasing a DTLR... :-) Meanwhile, I'll keep playing with this one:

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 09:33 UTC as 39th comment

How to shoot in North Carolina:

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 21:31 UTC as 2nd comment

I've seen plenty of great iPhone pics over the years, but never one that looked great without post-processing. The thought of all of those iClouds overflowing with terrible iPhone JPGs makes me weep for the future of photography.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 20:25 UTC as 65th comment

I just got done repairing my grandma's 1946 Brownie Target - Good as new! I have some Illford B&W 120 film loaded and am planning to shoot it this weekend at a family gathering for the first time since the '50s :-) Picture of it here, along with some of her snapshots taken with it:

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 03:02 UTC as 15th comment
On article Leica chairman contemplates Leica smartphone (115 comments in total)

He's right that there's a ton of room for innovation in creating some kind of a "ILC system phone" hybrid. Smartphones have the processing power, connectivity, and ubiquity, but they're kind of stuck in a rut using microscopic sensors and 200 year old optic designs. Meanwhile high-end cameras need to duplicate all of that processing power and display hardware for their focus, imaging, and user interfaces, and then put out some crappy apps... Wasteful, and all integration attempts to date have been half-hearted, sad, and buggy.

Lots of room for a revolution here, but Leica is clearly not the company to do it. They've got some strong engineers and a strong brand, but Kaufman's $5,000 Leica Phone will not be a hybrid system that will revolutionize anything...

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 23:18 UTC as 29th comment
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BryceM: I'd still grab the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 first. Amazing lens.

For me the extra 1.33-2.00 stops of light in the various Tokina WA lenses is indispensable. Same reason I skipped Nikon's older 12-24 DX lenses. The Tokina lenses seem to give a little more "Classic Chrome" style color rendition compared to the Nikkors, but I like it.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 05:50 UTC

I'd still grab the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 first. Amazing lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 07:00 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies

It demonstrates an impressive "Baghdad International Airport" take off and landing performance envelope... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 23:23 UTC as 99th comment
On photo 1st Photo in the Best gift ever! challenge (1 comment in total)

The SB-800 had a tungsten gel to match the ambient lighting.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 10:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Spy Kid in the My best picture this week (captured from Dec 31, 2011 - Jan 6, 2012) challenge (2 comments in total)

I should mention that it's only an unloaded BB gun she's holding :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 09:57 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X10 Preview Samples Gallery (113 comments in total)

Meh... I guess I just saved me some money. Not enough of an improvement over my G11.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 08:30 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On article Video Interview: Samsung at PPE 2011 (80 comments in total)

He kept emphasizing their "premium lenses", but as for their zooms, all I see are the same slow-ass zooms and 2.8 primes as the other guys. 2.8 is not fast for a prime.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2011 at 07:07 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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