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On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 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 (450 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 (94 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 (94 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 (112 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 (210 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 80th 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 (450 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 (371 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 33rd comment | 8 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (371 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Is the review really only 2 pages? Is there no conclusion page for it?

Yes. Just link to the review of predecessor model or one with the fullest review. That was done more in the past.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (371 comments in total)

Would have liked to see a Pentax model in that comparison screen. However, at $749, the Rebel T7i looks like a bargain.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:52 UTC as 82nd comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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quietrich: Many interesting comments here, my ‘two cents’:

Ansel Adams was a photographer, not a guru. I once attended a retrospective and the prints produced in the 1930’s were very different from those produced in the 1970’s. Seems high-contrast was a banker. The f64 group weren’t that interested in high DR – they wanted to emphasise the depiction of reality which was what, in their view, characterised photography.

This was in the ‘modernist era’ – eighty years ago – are we still busy trying to replicate it? Making the same images, aiming to replicate the ‘natural sublime’ that we all now know is irrelevant.

Guys, please, take a look at some other stuff. And Google “Anthropocene” We are well beyond this visual postcard nonsense.
Cheers.

Good thoughts. Part is that some of that crew were really abstractionists, like Picasso would said, I am more interested in depicting that is in my mind. I never believed in photography = music or logic, but of these folks did, I believe.

Certainly, many of these iconic images (I think of Snake River done by Howard Bond) are pristine, nature without the cigarette end, etc.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 03:19 UTC
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Gesture: May be entirely reasonable and proper to do and may have been building for some time. But haven't we seen this before with companies under competitive siege. Step One in the upgrade playbook-vigorous enforcement of intellectual property. Although in the modern age, intellectual property is clearly an important aspect of asset value. And the first to something isn't always the one to prevail in the marketplace. Talking about you, Kodak.

Thanks for that link.
Open innovation=that's what they call it these days.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
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eMTi: You at DPReview should take out 3 DL Nikon cameras that will never happen. I sold two of my cameras to get enough money to bay two Nikon DLs. The DL camera never happen, money was spend and I am now without camera and money, because I trusted Nikon. I also believe I am not the only one that Nikon screw up....
The another screw up from Nikon was when they stop updating software for there excellent negative/positive film scanners, and soon after that Nikon stop making them, and refusing to let other company to continue to make such excellent and affordable film scanners and charging them insane money. This and other things will be the beginning of the down fall of the sleeping Nikon.

Vaporcamera like we used to have vaporware in the software industry. You saved for something you had your heart set on and it didn't happen. We understand.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 14:58 UTC

May be entirely reasonable and proper to do and may have been building for some time. But haven't we seen this before with companies under competitive siege. Step One in the upgrade playbook-vigorous enforcement of intellectual property. Although in the modern age, intellectual property is clearly an important aspect of asset value. And the first to something isn't always the one to prevail in the marketplace. Talking about you, Kodak.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 14:52 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
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