VisionLight

VisionLight

Lives in United States Lower Hudson Valley, NY, United States
Joined on Dec 5, 2011

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On article Video: The history of B&H in 91 seconds (170 comments in total)
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VisionLight: Part 1. On a lunchtime break in 1973, I passed a new camera store a few minutes from my work. It looked a little sparse inside, but I received a very friendly greeting at the door and met people who were excited about photography, very knowledgeable and fun to "discuss" with (like a very early DPR forum). I came back to B&H almost every week during the years the store was downtown, to buy or talk about equipment, to have my film developed (we almost always looked through the prints together), or just to say Hi. Herman and Blimie would usually be running and growing the business in the open back office, while Jossi (sp.) would greet customers in the front with his engaging smile and personality. Herman was a little more reserved and business like, but I remember a genuine kindness about him.
Part 2 to follow

Part 3. And although the case does look like it's been through war zones, the lens itself is still in prime working condition today, and still gets use adapted to my mirrorless cameras. And so was cemented long ago my 45 year relationship with B&H.
While I do not often make it to the mid-town superstore, I am always on the B&H website first for any of my photographic needs. And always excited when I receive my package the next day. I appreciate what Herman and Blimie have built from their hearts, and congratulate them for its importance in the modern world of photography.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2019 at 19:28 UTC
On article Video: The history of B&H in 91 seconds (170 comments in total)
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VisionLight: Part 1. On a lunchtime break in 1973, I passed a new camera store a few minutes from my work. It looked a little sparse inside, but I received a very friendly greeting at the door and met people who were excited about photography, very knowledgeable and fun to "discuss" with (like a very early DPR forum). I came back to B&H almost every week during the years the store was downtown, to buy or talk about equipment, to have my film developed (we almost always looked through the prints together), or just to say Hi. Herman and Blimie would usually be running and growing the business in the open back office, while Jossi (sp.) would greet customers in the front with his engaging smile and personality. Herman was a little more reserved and business like, but I remember a genuine kindness about him.
Part 2 to follow

Part 2. That kindness was wonderfully shown to me when Canon announced the Canon FD 400mm SSC lens would be shipping. I told them I coveted that lens, but didn't think I could afford it. Two weeks later while I was at B&H, Jossi brought out a sealed cardboard shipping box and started unpacking it while we talked. Inside was one of the first FD 400mm SSC lenses that came into the country. He asked me if I wanted to try it out, which of course I did. Then he asked me if I wanted it. Of course, I said, but it may be too expensive for me. Herman, who was watching from the back the entire time, then came up to say hello, and also asked if I wanted it. Same reply on my part. So Herman reached into his pocket, pulled out the original shipping invoice from Canon, and showed it to me. He simply said "this is my price, this is your price". I could not pass up such generosity, and the lens was mine. Part 3 to follow.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2019 at 19:26 UTC
On article Video: The history of B&H in 91 seconds (170 comments in total)

Part 1. On a lunchtime break in 1973, I passed a new camera store a few minutes from my work. It looked a little sparse inside, but I received a very friendly greeting at the door and met people who were excited about photography, very knowledgeable and fun to "discuss" with (like a very early DPR forum). I came back to B&H almost every week during the years the store was downtown, to buy or talk about equipment, to have my film developed (we almost always looked through the prints together), or just to say Hi. Herman and Blimie would usually be running and growing the business in the open back office, while Jossi (sp.) would greet customers in the front with his engaging smile and personality. Herman was a little more reserved and business like, but I remember a genuine kindness about him.
Part 2 to follow

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2019 at 19:22 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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otto k: Samsung
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Crickets...

Samsung, announce that you're ready to unlock the underground bunker where you've been hiding the developers of the NX-1 for 4 years and then announce the NX-1 MkII and 8-16mm S and 150-300mm S lenses. The rest of the camera world shudders . . . Oh wait, what's that sound? Dam alarm clock.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2018 at 15:45 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview! (117 comments in total)

Merry Christmas to all the DPR staff. And thinking about Phil, who started it all on Christmas so many years ago.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2015 at 00:28 UTC as 31st comment
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (405 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: class leading AF-performance?
You never tried a Panasonic GH4 with tele, or Canon 5DSR with tele or Nikon D4s with tele....

Samsung AF was a step forward but it is by far not class leading.

QC:
When you update the firmware for the camera to 1.4, remember to update both S lenses to firmware 1.03 as well. They work together to increase the AF to "class leading".

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 18:42 UTC
On GalleryItem:2574584 (3 comments in total)
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beholder1: Beautiful Capture! Fantastic lighting and color resolution. I'm sold on it! ;)

Thank you beholder.
I have a question for you. Did you come to this photo directly through DPR, or did you link to it from an outside source?

Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 16:57 UTC
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