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GEONYC: KODAK never made a good camera and their digital cameras were very good at the time, but... The Apple and the Huawei are way ahead. I hope to see them go to bankrupt part 2. The company was good, it was the people. They are/were chemists not engineers. I had a few personal experiences with them... All bad.

1-The Kodak digital cameras made by I believe Chinon had excellent sensors and lenses, with less great bodies and processors. The image quality on something like the Kodak Z8612 IS is superb for its price and very good in an absolute sense.

This Kodak is not a product of Eastman Kodak but a company that has licensed the brand name:
https://www.dpreview.com/news/7643905711/kodak-launches-ektra-camera-smartphone

Another company licensed the name and made cameras like Kodak's last bridge zooms and they have gotten quite good reviews.

We still have a Kodak forum on DPReview and it's fun to see snaps made with no longer available models.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 20:15 UTC

Good read.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 15:00 UTC as 115th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (796 comments in total)
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BryantP: I'm suprised that the Nikon FM cameras & possibly the FE series didn't make the list. I've found both to be durable, dependable cameras with very good feature sets.

My Nikkormat FTN still winds and shutter "like new."

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 02:34 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (796 comments in total)
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Edward Crim: Yashica TLR cameras - The Yashica D was my first camera, and I wore out a Yashica Mat 124G (the last of that line) shooting weddings. I currently have a Yashica D and just purchased a Yashica 635 for $100. These cameras are quiet, give great images and the 120 film they use is still widely available.

Incredible image quality from a good Yashicamat 124G.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (796 comments in total)

Great feature.

Practical and reasonably affordable and available.
Canonet GIII 1.7
Yashicamat TLR (D, 12, 24 ,24Mat)
Nikon EM

Getting into the enthusiasm range, any of the Mamiya medium format are superb: from the TLR, Press and RB67 cameras to the 645 cameras to the Mamiya 6 and 7.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 18:35 UTC as 277th comment
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (244 comments in total)

Seems still too complex and "walled."

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 05:29 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)
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DYOC: Correct color ... here you go :

http://mymodernmet.com/pantone-landscape-andrea-antoni/

Gotta love conceptual photography. Sure beats another series of death row meals.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 02:10 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)

Is there a junior version of this camera, or could Sony spin off one?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 02:08 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On article Polaroid sold to new owner (93 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Whatever happened to Vivitar? Formerly, made fairly well-regarded after-market lenses, and THE flash, the 283/285 that many, many photogs used. Then they became the hawker of Chinese toys to put company logos on.

The difference is that Vivitar/Best & Ponder was from the era when distributors were important to photography (Think also the Nikon importer EPOI and Kling Photo) and ordered up/specified lenses and cameras.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
On article Polaroid sold to new owner (93 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: Might this portend a new scanner? Polaroid made some great ones back in the day.

A good scanner is the missing link in film photography today. Someone needs to solve this problem before Coolscan prices get much crazier, not least because Coolscans are difficult to use with today’s computers.

I think Micortek made some of those Polaroid branded scanners. Microtek and UMax-we remember you.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
On article FilmLab is a film negative scanning app for smartphones (109 comments in total)

Marketeers just don't get it. Us retro folks don't want software subscriptions. Charge me a fair price and I'll use it on as many computers and for as long as I want.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 19:01 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (208 comments in total)

Thanks. No worries. Mind-controlled cameras soon to appear.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 79th comment

"The IQ3 100MP Achromatic enables photographers to capture a timeless expression,”

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 16:43 UTC as 36th comment

A solution in search of a product. Clear sign that the industry has over-evolved.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 12:33 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
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Gesture: Interesting dynamics in the photo industry, as Pentax has brought forth quality product since Ricoh involvement and Panasonic has some of the most interesting, less like others platforms in a me-too industry. Getting EVFs in compacts so well is just one example. GH platform, of course, another. If I were doing Vlogging as a semi-living, the GH and GX (?) models would be of interest to me.

Touchy. Let's say, then, a steady stream of product. Although from the Pentax SLT forum, I get a sense that the cameras are good—and good value.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 14:16 UTC

Just need to rename the Appliance division to something more compelling: Smart Life Technology Division.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 13:24 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
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mpgxsvcd: The vast majority of broadcast TV is still 1080i or 720p. Why again are we talking about 8K? Just give me 1080p @ 60 FPS H.265 for my TV and that will be significantly better than the over compressed 1080i that is available today.

Even with future compression technologies 8K is going to be over compressed. In addition I can’t even see the pixels in my 4K TV so why would I need 8K?

Let’s focus on getting good broadcast 1080p @ 60 FPS first. Then move to 1080p @ 120 FPS which is a universal format because it is evenly divisible by 24, 30, and 60 FPS. Give me well done 1080p @ 120 FPS and then you can start talking about taking resolutions to the extreme.

Great point. But the other also sells software, more and better computers, storage devices, etc.

Think of how many of use work with huge RAW files, Photoshop, Lightroom, et al to print at 8-/1/2 x 11 or create a web image.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 13:23 UTC

Interesting dynamics in the photo industry, as Pentax has brought forth quality product since Ricoh involvement and Panasonic has some of the most interesting, less like others platforms in a me-too industry. Getting EVFs in compacts so well is just one example. GH platform, of course, another. If I were doing Vlogging as a semi-living, the GH and GX (?) models would be of interest to me.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 13:20 UTC as 56th comment | 8 replies
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (449 comments in total)

Thanks for the updates and attention. This is obviously an important camera-bellmark for the industry.

Canon and Nikon-do something with DLSR, keep the OVF, but let's see some innovation with format factor and interface.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 17:03 UTC as 55th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (384 comments in total)

Good review just add links to fuller reviews of predecessor cameras for those who would like them. I think all the reviews just be streamlined some.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 31st comment | 8 replies
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