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The Sage Knows: The fact that after 8 hours, only 10 replies says something about the interest of traditional photographic paper to the members of this forum.

I never got into and still don't care for stacks of 4"x6" prints I got from a typical lab. A wall print in a non-reflective frame is different but it has to be well lit with tungsten halogen lamps. Otherwise, it looks like a bad srgb laptop display.

Personally, I preferred slide film (Velvia) viewed either on a big screen projection or backlit on a JustNormlicht light table through a high quality Schneider loupe. The latter exhibited a jewel like brilliance that no print could match. I have read that the new 30" Mac 5K retina displays are finally able to compete with that but they're still around $1500.

Someday when the price drops to what a well framed wall print costs, retina displays will be mounted throughout my house :)

Dccdp, samsung tvs, no matter what settings u tweak, will still be overly saturated. Video? Worse, makes movie look like soap opera, u can minimise, but can't turn it off completely

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 15:36 UTC
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Combatmedic870: This sucks. People need to start printing stuff and stop pixel peeping.

what printer you's guys use ?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 08:09 UTC
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Combatmedic870: This sucks. People need to start printing stuff and stop pixel peeping.

Ink is too costly. How I wish I could print a full colour A4 paper for 25¢

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 05:06 UTC
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The Sage Knows: The fact that after 8 hours, only 10 replies says something about the interest of traditional photographic paper to the members of this forum.

I never got into and still don't care for stacks of 4"x6" prints I got from a typical lab. A wall print in a non-reflective frame is different but it has to be well lit with tungsten halogen lamps. Otherwise, it looks like a bad srgb laptop display.

Personally, I preferred slide film (Velvia) viewed either on a big screen projection or backlit on a JustNormlicht light table through a high quality Schneider loupe. The latter exhibited a jewel like brilliance that no print could match. I have read that the new 30" Mac 5K retina displays are finally able to compete with that but they're still around $1500.

Someday when the price drops to what a well framed wall print costs, retina displays will be mounted throughout my house :)

I like the idea of using lcd tv as digital frame. You want something non glossy and not too saturated. So, no samsungs.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 05:05 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: So. No motor? And how do it glide? And can you adjust the speed?

yeah I'm guessing you just use your fingers to push slowly to minimise vibrations

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 03:08 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 added to studio test scene (33 comments in total)
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Gil Knutson: Never checked the jpgs... but the RAW images at 25600 show the Pentax holds its own quite well at the higher ISOs... even against much pricier cameras.... in my ever so humble opinion.
Sure wish the comparison tool allowed us to check against older cameras results... then you could make some serious comparisons if you were thinking of upgrading or changing brands.

This is the camera to get for clean iso of under 25k?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 23:22 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 firmware 1.10 now available (20 comments in total)
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Cameracist: I switched to Sony after the release of a7 but still lust after the Pentax, which was the brand of choice for me before that. The K-1 and K-70 would be a great combo...

Would u still get the k70 despite the size? Very attractive price for the body.. but hmmmm i don't know if I ever want to carry a dslr

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
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CheersUK: I used to really ike Manfrotto gear, but recently have been more impressed with the range and quality from the decent chinese manufacturers. I love my induro gear and feal I am missing nothing.
Personally I never really liked Manfrottos tilting center column.

Which chinese brand and model do you recommend?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 04:13 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (896 comments in total)

does it work while charging? or it goes into "charging mode. please wait"

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 04:09 UTC as 12th comment
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tecnoworld: They should have developed a nx2, rather than this...

They know they can't compete with the giants. So they gave up

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 02:24 UTC
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rrccad: clearly this wouldn't have occurred with a mirrorless ;)

What about pentax q's crop factor?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: Makes the lens faster by one stop??
What will happen to those f0.95 lenses!
Too bad I sold my tamron 10-24 lens when I sold my nikon camera and moved to GX85...

it will create a space-time wormhole

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 04:00 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (131 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I guess there are too many 'workshops' being offered today to turn everyone into a Nat Geo photog and they couldn't compete with that. If I see one more Iceland workshop...

If I were to go to Iceland, all I would take is a pocket camera, and spend 99% of the time not taking any photos

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 23:08 UTC
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love_them_all: The floppy disk design was a great solution back then. I remember people who worked in insurance loved this camera (series). Floppies were dirt cheap but once CF card got affordable this line quickly died. :(

a 4MB CF card was $150 in 1997 dollars . crazy

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 13:49 UTC

i remember this one. I thought it was awesome, because CF cards where extremely expensive back then

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 13:48 UTC as 11th comment
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (229 comments in total)
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NoviceRomano: Does someone get why this form factor is not appropriate for left eye shooter? I really don't understand...

the only question i was asked is "Which DSLR did you use?"

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 09:18 UTC
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sportyaccordy: I thought MFT shooters don't care about large formats? MFT has everything anyone ever needed lol

I kid but I do think Sony FE has pretty much killed Speed Boosters.

I find the m43 size weird. It's like a mediocre aps-c (in terms of size). If one wanna go small, go 1"

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 10:34 UTC
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Max Iso: I wonder how good the optics are?

I've been reading positive reviews of cheap chinese focal reducers. So i reckon this japanese one will do well too

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 10:26 UTC

There are other options for aroubd $90 at aliexpress.com. Such as the canon fd to m43 reducer. Moreover you can attach mount adapters for it (for lenses of longer flange distance)

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 07:02 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies

Better value than a single nikon 6mm fisheye

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 00:26 UTC as 13th comment
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