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On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)

I firmly believe that photography as a pictorial form of art should be valued without taking into account the race/gender of the photographer and his/her political/religious/ethnic/cultural background.
Nonetheless, it is a very practical and efffective as a tool for people with a political agenda and has been used as such for decades. This is no exception.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 23:25 UTC as 45th comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2671 comments in total)
In reply to:

janist74: " Sony has arrived with the a9 less than four years after creating its first full-frame "

I think this tells everything. And do you think if they already run out of ideas? :)

The wide key is SPACE.
Return is that one to the right of the letters.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 01:31 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2671 comments in total)

almost 1400 comments in 23 may be a new record in

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 18:22 UTC as 220th comment | 4 replies
On article In photos: a bucket-list trip to the Serengeti (53 comments in total)

Cheapo Sony a35 + 180mm prime did the trick. No need for super tele lenses. Hire a good driver and be patient.

Ngorongoro and Serengeti are awesome.

Beware of the dust in your sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 14:26 UTC as 9th comment


Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 14:00 UTC as 27th comment
In reply to:

FLruckas: I looked at one of these today.

Assuming it just wasn't a wooden mock up.

It wasn't powered on and didn't have a battery.

A few take aways...

Again, assuming it wasn't a mock up....

It was very lightweight, without the battery....

It looks about twice as big as a C200.

Looks more shoulder rig friendly than a C200.

As noted in the release, the internal recording is 4k.

The internal codec is more robust than the C200 non raw codec.

The external raw is 5.7k.

The internal 4k should be sharper and more detailed than a C200 or pure 4k camera because of the down sampling.

The dual 800 5000 sensor is nice.

The iso 5000 stuff looks really clean.

It's probably cleaner than the C200.

The ir cutoff filter is controlled by a menu item, not an item on the body.


Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 21:00 UTC
On article LG G6 camera review (110 comments in total)

The green leaf rendering is catching up to Fuji x-trans cameras at base ISO.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 14:35 UTC as 38th comment

Fabulous work.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 00:36 UTC as 7th comment
On article Imaging Resource selects best cameras for backpacking (29 comments in total)

I have been to Patagonia 3 times. Once I took my EOS 400d and its kit zoom. I was young and knew nothing about photography. But Patagonia is so beautiful that I was able to bring some nice pictures.
The next 2 trips were done with Sony E cameras: once with the Nex-5n. And then A7.
Both times I took wide and normal primes and kit zooms. To sum it up: it was so windy and dusty or rainy that I ended using almost exclusively the zoom. My sample of the 28-70 zoom is very sharp where it matters and I made very large prints of those pictures.
I would urge someone doing a similiar trip to take a good zoom lens and a camera with a generously sized sensor that has plenty of DR. If you can take a UWA converter, that is ok too. And plenty of memory cards and a spare battery.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 01:41 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: The minolta's have rough bokeh, whatever the enthusiasts on Flickr say.


Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 22:40 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)
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Koolblue2: Add the Minolta SRT series, preferable to the x700. Don't need a battery to take a photo. Though they do use a battery for their meter. The battery must however be of the 1.3 volt variety.
The X700 have known issues with capacitors that provide the power to flip the mirror up and down. The capacitors leak quickly and need to be replaced every few years. As well parts are nonlonger available for the x700....perhaps buy several to have a parts body.

Please access to see how to adapt your SRT to use 1.5v batteries.
It is easy.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)

The best film cameras that I have tried and keep with me:

1. Minolta XD (5/7/11): the same camera as the Leica R4. A and S modes, as well as metered M mode. Very sturdy and reliable. Very refined Copal metal shutter. The best manual focus body made by Minolta.

2. Minolta Hi-Matic 7sII: the best fixed lens film camera that I know of. Small and very adequate for a esthusiast user. Astounding lens.

3. Konica Auto S2: Amazing lens. The camera is a bit bigger and heavier than it should but controls are very good and it is very sturdy.

4. Minolta CLE: better that Leica M film bodies for a fraction of the price. Very nice 28mm and 40mm lenses.

About the Pentax K-1000: it is about the same as a Minolta SRT. Very sturdy, but only manual and the shutter is very loud. The XD is miles ahead.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 22:31 UTC as 242nd comment | 1 reply

The gallery shows that the 12-24 mm zoom is OK. If I wanted UW focal lenghts I would choose prime lenses from third party manufacturers instead, for better IQ and smaller size/weight.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 17:15 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article FilmLab is a film negative scanning app for smartphones (112 comments in total)
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rsf3127: I use my A7 to scan my 35mm film. Very practical.

@txsizzler: against a light table or against the window in a sunny day.
The latter is the best option because no light table is as powerful.
I used some black plastic plates (from radiographic film retail boxes) and cut them making a thread through which I run the 35mm film.
I use my macro lens but any extension tube would do the trick.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
On article FilmLab is a film negative scanning app for smartphones (112 comments in total)

I use my A7 to scan my 35mm film. Very practical.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 18:52 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (386 comments in total)
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KubeKube: DPR headlines this camera as a "Beginner Friendly". I have a problem with it and I guess I'm not the only one.

*24MP APS-C sensor with Dual Pixel design - beginner?
*45 AF points, all of which are horizontally and vertically sensitive - beginner?
*Built-in Wi-Fi with Bluetooth and NFC - beginner?
*1080p video at up to 60 fps with electronic IS - beginner?
*Fully articulated 1.04M-dot rear LCD - beginner?

These alone would send this camera into the science fiction category just a decade ago. Wouldn't it be fair to acknowledge that even the basic modern digital cameras are already so advanced that calling them "beginner friendly" is a nonsense or it is just playing a hand into the marketing ploys of their manufacturers?

A capable user would be able to produce with this camera images whose quality will far surpass the highest end DSLR cameras a decade ago or a movie which with proper editing would be able to stand against the best technically speaking in any film festival.

Beginners aren't as easily satisfied as they used to be. Figure that.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 23:32 UTC

Wishful thinking

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 00:44 UTC as 77th comment
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ZJ24: Interesting, so work your behind off for a day and you can afford an hour with your lawyer, or half a root canal.

Feel free to apply for a complete medical education and than after all those years you can charge as much as medicare allows you to.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
In reply to:

FLruckas: My idea of a camera DIY is to put the protective case....

For a new cellphone....

On myself....

Instead of having the person....

In the store....

Do it...


Sounds like a bad idea!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 00:02 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (464 comments in total)

This one and the other news about FF cameras this week are very telling of the future of certain companies in the photography business.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 20:17 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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