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Wow. Wow. Wow. Woe.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 22:00 UTC as 36th comment

Nice guide.

Divide and conquer, but any Rebel should be <$500.00

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 35th comment
On article Leica SL Review (1080 comments in total)

Dare we say, affordable?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 17:49 UTC as 155th comment | 1 reply
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Gesture: Wake me with ORWO and EFKE are available!

If we can go back to the future, film OEMs need to support home users by establishing protocols for proper, environmentally sound handling of chemicals (if that is possible) and supporting users at the legislative level.

There is an environmental price for all activities, but the cost of inkjet cartridges, electronic manufacturing, etc, doesn't seem to be a priority or as easily identifiable as "chemicals"? What about the bleaches used in home hair care products? Etc.

In the U.S., asking a dental office to take one's fixer was a possibility. But many have moved or are moving to digital radiography.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 21:56 UTC

Wake me with ORWO and EFKE are available!

If we can go back to the future, film OEMs need to support home users by establishing protocols for proper, environmentally sound handling of chemicals (if that is possible) and supporting users at the legislative level.

There is an environmental price for all activities, but the cost of inkjet cartridges, electronic manufacturing, etc, doesn't seem to be a priority or as easily identifiable as "chemicals"? What about the bleaches used in home hair care products? Etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 20:10 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: i was a big fan of archos for their hard drive media players back in the day they had a nice interface and i used to carry 500 gb around easily when most players had 30

if archos wanted to play to their strength they would offer a user accessable m.2 ssd slot and a sd port and a strong battery as they were almost the only portable media servers with sizeable hard drives

what is really sad is to see these 2 once respectable companies of the usa and france
having a b a s t a r d together .. it will be raised in europe

Had one of those early media players also. Great idea about M.2 gum sticks. I imagine high end laptops are incorporating them?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 15:21 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)
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Stacey_K: What is sad, Kodak used to manufacture world class optics in the US back in the first half of the 20th century, as well as their film products. They actually made some good CCD sensors at the start of the digital revolution. Then at some point a few CEO's types wanted to become super rich milking the company dry, thousands of people lost their jobs so these few could afford a bigger yacht. And now they are trying to milk the last dime out of the brand name.

Ektar 203mm lens!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 06:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)

From the mind of ... Canon. Derivative products but good derivative products!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 03:46 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (243 comments in total)

One of the cameras that demonstrated how good digital could be.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 17:22 UTC as 57th comment
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TheWhiteDog: It's sad for them that they announced these cameras and now have to say they won't come- it seems embarrassing. I think the wide angle one would have sold- perhaps not the other two. Overall though, I think it was a good move on their part- that is a shrinking market dominated by SONY, and then Canon and Panasonic, between the three of them they serve the 1 inch sensor compact market well. Nikon will be fine, they serve their core market of DSLR users well and their name has cache. Nikon is relatively small and cameras/lenses are the bulk of their business so they can't afford missteps nor can they afford to chase every category- Canon can, and probably will.

Maybe, they might as well retreat from consumer grade compact cameras. Yes, their APS-C and full frame DSLRs are the camera line.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 15:01 UTC

A startup can bring out a micro four-thirds and Nikon can't go a 1" sensor camera??? These cameras are almost off the shelf.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 00:01 UTC as 145th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (177 comments in total)

Good to see this feature back on track. For those exploring the history of digital photography, when $1,500 cameras can be bought for less than $100, I suggest investing in a Digipower DPS-9000.
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=digipower+dps+9000+power+pack&t=ffsb&ia=images

Really solves the battery issues with cameras like these. I've found them on eBay and a company called Thomas Distributing used to carry them.

http://www.thomasdistributing.com/

One of the early digitals with a pretty infrared sensitive sensor. I used a 720nm filter. You can view through the LCD and the camera will focus. The images are red and can be processed to a nice black and white. Could never get custom white balance to work through the filter.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 19:43 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
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Aaron801: Al of these photos are really beautifully done with well chosen perspective, great light, detail composition, etc... and yet I don't really find them very compelling. I have nothing against "figures in landscape" type photos, but these ones seem utimately a litle bland. They seem to have a real "advertising" kind of quality, like they'd be good for promoting a wedding photography business.... and yet would seem lacking if seen on a gallery wall.

Good points. Maybe the thousands of images we are bombarded with any waking day translates into how we see.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
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(unknown member): It's okay, but it's a gimmick. I think I'd prefer them in their normal outdoor cloths.

Bingo.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (164 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: In my opinion the main problem with this body, and the D3xxx series, is the small viewfinder. Optical viewfinders on DX cameras are already small but the prism finder on the D7xxx is acceptable. This was the main reason I bought a D7100. (Plus the ability to mount older AI lenses and the built in motor for AF screw drive lenses), but the smaller viewfinder hurts the user experience.
D3300/3400: 0.85x
D5500/5600: 0.82x
D7100/7200: 0.94x
D500: 1.0x
A D610 is something like 0.7x with a full frame lens mounted, but if you account for the crop factor it ends up being about the same or just slightly larger than the D500.
It makes a big difference to the user experience.

Good thoughts, Tonio. Look at Pentax!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (164 comments in total)

Nothing to criticize. The D5XXX series is always one of the best values in APS-C photography. Sure, I would AF correction and 2 card slots, but the image quality is always great on this series.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

EFKE and ORWO. Great films.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 17:00 UTC as 10th comment

Technology dole out. Love it.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 16:28 UTC as 8th comment
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TJer: Nice article! As luck would have it, I still have the CP950's sister, the CP995 with the purple patch on the grip! Still operates and functions very well! The photos are actually quite nice; too bad the LCD is soo tiny. Interesting though that the camera makes all kinds of unique noises when it operates, with the auto focus on, it's in just about perpetual motion. Haven't been able to part with it as for me, it represents a part of photographic history. If you haven't seen one and have chance, do take a good look see! It's worth the time to see how far we've come technologically in our digital photographic history!

Yes. Slow focus but extremely accurate in low light and could get very CLOSE. The Coolpix 995 is also one of the few cameras I've ever experienced where the flash would throttle down properly for closeups. Had the features of a studio camera in many ways including a ground glass-like focusing mode.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 14:32 UTC

Nikon 995 was my first digital camera. What a great choice.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 14:29 UTC as 77th comment
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