probert500

Lives in United States boston, MA, United States
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.peterharrisphoto.com
Joined on Feb 13, 2009

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smokinman88: Hipsters will surely be excited about this.

From what I've seen, those who would probably be seen as hipsters, are the main reason film is still around. Ironically, as they wax romantically about their TLRs, rangefinders, and large formats, I'm thinking - after 20 years in a color darkroom - have at it, and leave me the out of it. Ha ha.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 21:09 UTC

Kodachrome was the only archival film stock. The rest will fade with time. It should be revived.

If this film isn't filmed in kodachrome, the ultimate irony will be that it will fade to magenta as time passes.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 4th comment
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cdembrey: I received an e-mail this morning from them. I deleted it without openig it. NO interest.

Pack film I'd buy in an instant. I have holders for both 600 series and 550 series. But it ain't gonna happen.

Perhaps we could be happy for others.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 16:09 UTC
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smokinman88: Hipsters will surely be excited about this.

or perhaps people who appreciate the unique visual impact of a polaroid photograph, and the aura of the singular object. But hey, that's just me...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 16:07 UTC

foveon

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 14:14 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

4x5 p/n? oh that was pretty.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 01:01 UTC as 20th comment

The blower brush could tip the scales for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 16:56 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

Maybe you can post when they stop talking about the test, and actually test. Pretty unbearable.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 19:25 UTC as 7th comment
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Dr_Jon: I don't know if Canon will ever make their development money back on these, but I love that they do lenses they think will be useful to Pros without worrying about that.

I hope Keith at Northlight Images can get his hand on one to do a review ASAP (sorry dpreview, but I'm confident he's better with TS than you are). Passing thought - maybe do one with him?

The 24 is already an update.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
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Adamant: Can someone link to an example of medium-telephoto (135mm) tilt-shift architectural photography? I keep seeing people say these are useful for such things, but I am having a genuinely hard time envisioning it. I promise I'm not being combative here. I really don't think I can understand without an example or two.

I get why tilt-shift is useful for architectural work at shorter distances and I get why it would be useful for product/macro type work. But the medium-tele architectural stuff escapes me.

More for product work close up. adjust depth of field, and use shift to show top and sides etc...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 01:13 UTC
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PWPhotography: Congrats to Canon, not only make for Canon but for Sony system as well :-)

Ironically Canon TS-E lenses actually are much easier to use on Sony A7/A9 series due to EVF, much easier for precise MF, full-time liveview, focus peaking (much easier for Tilt function) and WYSIWYG exposure as well as IBIS to gain a few stops in hand-held under dim light, and you don't need to leave eye from EVF. On Canon DSLRs you'd need to use back LCD for precise focus (magnification) and accurate exposure when T/E out.

I use them with sonys, and what you say is true with one caveat. You cannot stop them down to see actual depth of field.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 01:11 UTC
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JackM: Cool. But I was hoping for a 50/1.4L. I don't need (or want to pay for) f/1.2, I just want a fast 50 with reliable AF. The 50/1.4's AF is mediocre, the 50/1.8STM is better but not 99% reliable like my L lenses.

Tese are T/s lenses with no auto focus. Wrong thread.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Must buy lenses!

@T3 - you can go through life without ever using one, but once you do, it's game over. I have the 17, 24 and 90 - couldn't work without them. The 24, in particular, is so good - sharp - no distortion - that it's worth having even f you never use the T/S function.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 01:08 UTC
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Najinsky: Hard to imagine how the image quality is improved, the TS-E 90/2.8 was a favourite when I was a Canon shooter and the IQ always impressed.

It gave a noticeably different colour signature than my other lenses, not better or worse just a different balance to work with in raw.

I only used it with a 21mp camera so I guess these newer higher resolution cameras may have shown up its limits, so if this L version is even better I expect a lot of folks to be extremely happy with it.

I use the old 90 with sony a7r and a7r2 - it's still sharp as a tack. Can't independently rotate the tilt and shift, but it's not a big deal. A very very good lens and about $600 well used.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 01:05 UTC
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BobYIL: The comments below are perfect indications of why there are trillions of photos on Flickr and similar photo sites however not even 0.00001% of them are comparable to those of HCB...

Much of photography is in the editing. I see no problem here.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 21:58 UTC
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Mark Turney: Or ... if you’re a leftist radical, you destroy the photo because he possibly owned slaves or supported slavery by omission of documentation stating he adamantly denounced it.

Don’t read me wrong ... Slavery was and is one of the most vile things ever done to people. Just trying to make an analogy between this very neat piece of history and the statues being knocked down all over the US.

You mean the statues that were erected right after the Civil Rights Act passed in the 60s, for the express purpose of celebrating slavery, racism, and segregation. The statues representing those who committed treason against the nation to perpetuate a vile dehumanizing institution, now apparently only supported by Nazis and the KKK. Those statues? Eff the Eff off.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
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captura: If f2.8 is OK, why not get the Samyang-Rokinon f2.8 14mm for just under $300, and save a bunch?
"The 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E Mount from Samyang is a manual focus, manual aperture, ultra-wide angle prime lens compatible with full frame and APS-C format Sony NEX mirrorless digital cameras. "

symetrical uwa not good with the sonys, unless that's changed.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
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captura: If f2.8 is OK, why not get the Samyang-Rokinon f2.8 14mm for just under $300, and save a bunch?
"The 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E Mount from Samyang is a manual focus, manual aperture, ultra-wide angle prime lens compatible with full frame and APS-C format Sony NEX mirrorless digital cameras. "

The Samyang is an excellent lens, and a total steal, but it does have a lot of distortion. It's easily corrected with ptlens, but you do lose some angle of view so precise composition is harder.

If what they say is true, this lens's calling card will be no geometric distortion. The question is, what compromises are made to attain this. Look forward to seeing results and price.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
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SandySandy: This just looks like a witch-hung by Feminist Nazis to me. They like ganging up against men and then ensuring that any man who doesn't let a female grossly misbehave with staff, is thrown out.
It's like women demanding equal pay win men. There are Industries where men get paid more (corporate world, films etc), and infjsyries where women get paid more (fashion).
It is unfortunate that a photography news site is turning into a propaganda machine for defaming photographers.

does your head hurt?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 17:48 UTC

Hmm - without roll tops - or a drybag interior (see Kreiga) I don't see how these can be truly waterproof.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 17:16 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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