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Having read some of the background to this story it is truly shocking how some people can behave so badly and yet such behaviour is not only known to others but they remain silent on the matter. This man was known by his peers and yet none of them spoke out! As they say, all it requires for evil to triumph is for good people to remain silent.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 22:59 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)

A novelty product and one I predict will soon die. Most folk are happy with their smartphones for video and who wants to wait for Kodak to develop your cartridge? Analogue maybe but vinyl records make sense, this doesn't. Film (as averse to digital) is also making a comeback (some say it never went away) but I can't see this as being anything but a here today gone tomorrow product. What a shame that Kodak has come to this!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 01:33 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)

The reality of the marketplace today is that there will always be a drive towards consolidation. Looking at the pace of technological developments it's hard to see how companies like Hasselblad can survive as basically 'one-trick pony' companies. If you look at Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony and Olympus, they are companies with a broad base across several product ranges & types. Samsung lost their way since dropping the NX1. Leica has gone for a niche market (as a premium product) and also make lenses for other brands and markets (specialist lenses in science and medicine) so they can afford to stay in business. Newcomers like DJI can buy up companies like Hasselblad because right now they are innovating in a relatively new market (drones) and have access to finance.How long they can sustain this and what they will bring to Hasselblad is unclear. Maybe it's a case of asset-stripping and like Kodak, Hasselblad will eventually wither on the vine as a camera company?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 01:29 UTC as 10th comment
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (321 comments in total)

Maybe a campaign should be started to get Samsung to revive the NX1 and NX500? Any takers?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 16:25 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (336 comments in total)

I think most users of cameras like the X100 want two things above all else:

1. Apertures in the F1.2-F2.0 range
2. Wideangle - below the common 28mm (35mm equivalent)

A modest zoom range would be a bonus, especially if it was the same aperture across the range.

What do others think?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 08:08 UTC as 91st comment | 2 replies
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jquagga: The photo contest link above should go to I think instead of back to this page.

One thing I find interesting about the contest is that rule condition (c): namely - (c) his/her Photo has not previously been distributed through any media channel; pretty much means I wouldn't be able to enter any of my already connected photos. Since wouldn't pretty much any social photo sharing service be a media channel?

Not that I'm not going to enter and I realize this is probably for legalese reasons. Just sayin!

Another is issue is this:
(i) he/she has received the written consent of any person (or parent or legal guardian if such person is a minor) who appears in any Photo.

How on earth when doing candid photography or street photography are you expected to get written consent?

For that reason I can't enter.

Steven Dale

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 19:41 UTC

IMHO I suggest that which site(s) you use depends on your needs. If you just wish to share 'snaps' with friends then FB is probably the way to go (if you are on FB). if you wish to show your photos off in the best possible way to the widest audience then Flickr is probably the best. if you wish to sell your images then I suggest you look at RedBubble, Deviant and Zazzle. If you are on G+ then it seems that its better than FB at showing off your images but then your audience may not be as great as FB.

Which one is best for you depends on your needs and existing networks, as well as issues of whether you really want to share hi-res images with anybody and everybody.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2012 at 15:58 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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