WT21

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Ebrahim Saadawi: It's a handsome looking camera with good image samples. It's 125 dollars. Is it better than an XF100? No. It's 125$. Is it better than a 125$ phone? Yes. Is it better than a 1000$ phone? Probably not IQ but not in design. Is it better than a film camera? No. It's 125$. Is it the best thing since the invention of digital photography? no. It's 125$.

Remember this: The camera doesn't have competition. Who else gives you a REALLY good looking camera with 35mm lens at 125 bucks? Nobody. You can buy film but good luck with sticking to your given 125$ budget for a camera + lens + years of processing thousands of shots, hell, even one hundred shots.

It's a unique proposition, a cheap intro to the Retro/handsome camera world that actually still works and seems to deliver good images too.

I see nothing wrong with the Yachica Y35 beyond their odd choice of the cartridge thing. They should have just stuck with trying to squeeze the best retro camera at 125$.

Send me $125 then, if you hate your money.

"It's crap, but it's only $125!" It's still crap.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
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Mac McCreery: Sod innovation then, Harrumph and bah humbug.

What exactly is innovative in the Yashica?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:07 UTC

It would be like selling Vinyl discs embedded with MP3 flash memory. You need a big old-school record player, the vinyl disk, and maybe you even have to move a needle yourself, but it still plays high-compression 48K MP3s. So awesome!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:06 UTC as 167th comment
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (264 comments in total)

That was my first DSLR. I printed a number of shots from there, and still have a lot of favorites from that camera, though I was more partial to the 35/2, but still used the 50/1.8.

IIRC, it did not have auto-ISO, which was one of the frustrations (I think??). And of course poor high ISO and DR, as mentioned.

No silent mode either, lol

But otherwise, it is fondly remembered. Thanks for the throw-back!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 16:42 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply

Great article. I know he's a photographer, but bravery in Egypt may or may not translate to job skills in Spain. I hope he can get his feet under him and start building a life.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 10:38 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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WT21: This article and then this one https://www.dpreview.com/news/7320558112/metabones-devil-s-speed-booster-turns-pentax-q-cameras-into-monster-low-light-machines had me wondering if maybe I fell asleep and woke up on April 1st. What a weird day for photography.

"it may help buyers of a Pentax Q who also happen to have Nikon lenses" a booming market, I'm sure

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 13:21 UTC

This article and then this one https://www.dpreview.com/news/7320558112/metabones-devil-s-speed-booster-turns-pentax-q-cameras-into-monster-low-light-machines had me wondering if maybe I fell asleep and woke up on April 1st. What a weird day for photography.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 01:28 UTC as 128th comment | 2 replies

There are lots of reasons to be sad about a giant burning landfill. An opportunistic bear that "looks sad" to us, is not one of them.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 63rd comment

It's mostly heartbreaking if you anthropomorphize the bear.

The bear might very well be enjoying various scraps, etc. they are finding to eat. Maybe not, but the write-up and the pic don't tell a complete story. At least, without reading our own, uninformed emotions into it

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 22:04 UTC as 65th comment
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Ben O Connor: Have a Flickr account and have 1TB of fantastic resolution photos for free! The best deal ever.

Didn't Verizon just buy Flickr? (along with AOL or whatever it was)

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 22:02 UTC

"Don't do evil"

Bad Google! Bad! Go sit in the corner.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 21:59 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies

All 3 of those "portrait mode" shots are garbage. Tech is not there yet. In the first, you can clearly see where the algorithm wasn't able to get close enough to the subject, in the second the gaussian blur is nauseating, in the third, which is a lighter effect and a bit better, what's with the WB??

I think I'll keep my cameras for a while, lol.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 14:27 UTC as 39th comment
On article New product overview videos: Sony a9 and FE lenses (128 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Sponsored content and review sites don't match very well...At least ethically.

I mean, if you're going to talk nicely about one product because they're paying you money. How do you justify later or before to talk objectively about the same product or to mention it on comparison articles?

I read the Sponsored Content FAQ and it doesn't convince me. Good thing they're labeling Sponsored content now so I can begin skipping them from now on.

"I think we Europeans are more mentally resistant against conspiracy theories." -- ummm, no.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 12:22 UTC
On article New product overview videos: Sony a9 and FE lenses (128 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Sponsored content and review sites don't match very well...At least ethically.

I mean, if you're going to talk nicely about one product because they're paying you money. How do you justify later or before to talk objectively about the same product or to mention it on comparison articles?

I read the Sponsored Content FAQ and it doesn't convince me. Good thing they're labeling Sponsored content now so I can begin skipping them from now on.

If it's clearly labeled (which it is) then what's the issue? As long as the site doesn't turn into all-sponsored.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 18:44 UTC
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cosinaphile: my daughter who thinks my dislike of apple verges on insanity [ who am I to argue ?] has asked me for a certain birthday present.....

she wants the iphone6s plus in silver[ or rose gold ] 2nd choice ] 128gb.... she currently has the 6s ... when i asked "what about the 8 she said no there's no headphone jack ... "even though i use beats" i said you still want that jack huh?
she said "yeah " smiling ... I asked if she wanted the x she said "no "... di you know they took away the home button? " she said ....i said i did ... She added even though it can charge with a charge pad .... but that makes it like android [ a big no- no for her ] and made "a face"

so she will be getting a nice Verizon ready 6s plus 128gb in silver [or rose gold]

so as much as I despise apple... they are getting 649 of my hard earned bucks plus tax from me shortly

sigh!

Thanks for the story!

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 00:47 UTC
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Cameron R Hood: I can't BELIEVE you guys posted this...mind-boggling. I can't imagine this NOT attracting copycats doing things even worse. TAKE THIS DOWN IMMEDIATELY. You've undoubtedly opened yourself up to lawsuits, as well. And a 'Master Pilot' would never engage in this juvenile BS...and neither should you. Disgusting. Whats next? Bestiality? Kiddie Porn?

Same as MikeFairbanks

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 21:24 UTC

No more Kickstarter. period and done.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:46 UTC as 65th comment

Wish you had never posted the gear, lol. It was great to read the article without any gear considerations ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 16:29 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies

Kodak has always been late - late to commercialize digital (though they were at the forefront in R&D) and late to bring film BACK

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply

"The resulting legal spat drained Slater financially" and "Slater has agreed to settlement terms that require him to donate 25% of future revenue from the image to charities that protect macaques"

PETA is lunch yard bully, who beat someone up and took their money. Shameful bullies - PETA.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:36 UTC as 91st comment | 2 replies
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