Dark Vander

Joined on Jun 12, 2021


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jpeghorror: The future of Panasonic is as clear to me as the origin of the universe. As a former employee who used to own lots of their audio gear (Quadraphonic, anyone?) and more recently their cameras - I wish them good luck and clear thinking for the road ahead.

Technics is or was owned by Panasonic, I think? The coolest brand in hifi in my highschool days.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2023 at 22:06 UTC

My only prediction is that 99.999% of photos that will be taken in 2023 will be shot on a phone.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2022 at 07:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

Print your most personal photos and put them in an album with date and occasion written next to them. Still the best method.
I only have one babyphoto of myself (I was the 6th child, so my parents weren’t that excited anymore) and nobody knows where it was taken.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2022 at 19:55 UTC as 62nd comment
On article One Thing: The wrist strap is the killer app (280 comments in total)

One good thing to come out of the lockdowns for me was that I knotted a bunch of wrist straps. I’ll use them for the rest of my life.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2022 at 10:35 UTC as 75th comment
On article DPReview TV: The good and bad of Fujifilm cameras (233 comments in total)

Fuji was the first company that made digital cameras look good. Don’t take my word for it, it’s the response I received from friends, colleagues and total strangers ever since I bought my first Fuji X in 2012.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2022 at 20:19 UTC as 38th comment | 6 replies

The Fuji 18-55 costs AUS$499 at Ted’s camera stores in Australia. And that is NEW, of course. Why is it so expensive in North America?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2022 at 19:28 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T5 initial review (90 comments in total)

It looks to me like they’ve done all the right things with this camera. The right size, the right weight, the right screen, the best controls, and it looks the part as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2022 at 21:07 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Fujifilm X-T5 initial review (499 comments in total)

Bring on the X-T50! Good things come in small packages.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2022 at 19:44 UTC as 59th comment

If anybody asks me what is better in the world today than in the world of my childhood, my answer is: “Peace in Indochina”. For all that’s wrong today, at least Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos are countries you can visit and who have incredibly kind and friendly people, after all they, or their parents and grandparents, had to endure.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2022 at 08:11 UTC as 9th comment

I hope the new camera will be made in Japan.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2022 at 19:47 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

I remember it was attacked with a knife by some moron in 1975 or there about. They had to touch up the knife cuts. Who can find traces of them?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2022 at 07:46 UTC as 17th comment
On article Best gifts for photographers in 2021 (57 comments in total)

My son gave me a book about Magnum’s contact sheets. Now that is a fantastic present for somebody with a passion for photography.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2021 at 20:25 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

As the ZFC only comes with one lens, it would have made a lot more sense to compare it with the Fuji X100V.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2021 at 05:09 UTC as 94th comment | 4 replies

I bought Penny Smith’s photobook “The Clash - Before & After” at a concert 40 years ago. My absolute favourite photobook.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2021 at 09:53 UTC as 8th comment
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2117 comments in total)

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, so Fuji should be very proud and happy now.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 11:07 UTC as 437th comment | 1 reply

The big advantage of older lenses is that there are a lot of 2nd hand lenses to be found for half the new price or less.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 22:38 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

The Trabant of photofilms.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2021 at 08:45 UTC as 32nd comment
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