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On article Photo of the week: Spires of the Arctic Night (21 comments in total)

Just fantastic! What some of us live to experience.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 19:30 UTC as 9th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)

I inherited a relative's Minolta X700 with the 50/1.7 prime - a beautiful, and very capable camera. The local big box store's sent-out processing came back pretty terrible. Kind of deflated the experience.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 11:36 UTC as 395th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)
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Bob Janes: OM1 is great, as is Minox 35, don't forget the Olympus Trip either...

Other rangefinders to consider are: Minolta HiMatic 7sii, Konica Auto S3 (the last two very nearly the same camera, but with different lenses) and a bunch of those old Yashicas...

With the Zuiko 50/1.8 the OM-1was beautiful, portable and highly functional. My favorite 35mm SLR of the seventies.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 11:32 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)
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tugwilson: One of the Mamiya TLRs. Cheapest way into 6X6 MF. Buy a C330 and pretend to be Diane Arbus!

Mamyia RB67s are relatively inexpensive. Good if you want to experience larger MF negatives.

I had a C330 in the seventies, and a Yashica MAT124G in the eighties. It was more portable, less expensive actually more fun.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 11:31 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)
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Satyaa: Reminds me of the time when my father bought a decent Canon SLR and sold it within a year due to the cost of developing/printing.

It's one thing to buy a film camera for cheap, and entirely different thing to actually use it regularly.

My experience exactly. Paying camera store prices for film and mail-out photo processing comes out to about a dollar a shot, here. The prints aren't that good, and a higher resolution set of scans than the standard 2 MP is very expensive. No thanks. I'll just enjoy the memories.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 11:29 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)

What the author posted is not only true for landscapes but also other subjects. When there is no color shouting over other elements, we may more greatly appreciate form, shape and texture through monochrome. I'm posting two images at the start of my gallery from a dance studio yesterday, to illustrate.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 18:18 UTC as 73rd comment

Lots of beautiful jpegs were part of my LX3 experience. The lens was really nice. Unfortunately, I had problems with its videos transferring through the various operating systems of my iMacs, and none was salvageable in the end.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 21:01 UTC as 29th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (392 comments in total)
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Infared: first is in the photo I created of it to the avatar! :-)
Conciously purchased Minolta SRT-101. Great memories of that time in my life.....

Same for me, Infared. In 1957, for Christmas as a nine-year-old. I immediately loaded a roll of VP127, went out and shot a photo of a police officer standing next to his cruiser, talking with another guy. He just smiled. -Wouldn't happen that way, today!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:53 UTC
On GalleryItem:3593492 (2 comments in total)
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Don Karner: What a splendid picture. well done. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, Don. It didn't do too well in the challenge, but I'm glad you liked it!

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 03:38 UTC
On photo Crystal Mill near Marble Colorado in the Cabin challenge (16 comments in total)

A jaw-dropping photo. Congratulations, on your first place! I'm glad you didn't downsize it. The full size just makes it more awesome.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 17:12 UTC as 2nd comment
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)

These images are stunning; I obviously had no idea of how many talented photographers were here, until viewing these results. Thanks, editors!

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 19:22 UTC as 31st comment
On photo Sea Smoke Solitude in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: This is a beautiful picture, Lightpath48, and it deserves second place in this week's challenge. The steam fog rising from the cold water of the lake adds an ethereal touch, while the light from the rising sun lifts the image far beyond a simple landscape. Definitely one to hang on the wall!
RuthC :-)

Thank you, RuthC! I felt extremely fortunate to be standing at that spot and time, with the young person, gulls, fog and sun all playing it out in a very special way. I think these moments have only come a handful of times in memory with camera in hand.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 19:33 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from DPReview (150 comments in total)

Thanks for the photos and greetings. Wow, you're all so young!

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 13:11 UTC as 121st comment
On GalleryItem:3529176 (4 comments in total)

Thanks, for following up! I do have a few P7700 images posted in my gallery here, and will remember your suggestion to post more on the forum!
Howard - Lightpath48

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 16:37 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:3529176 (4 comments in total)
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André BARELIER: Wow, congratulations! VERY nice picture.
Why don't you post this kind of picture on the Coolpix forum?

Thanks, Andre. It seems the Coolpix forum is lightly visited, and many posts are about the latest Coolpix camera, the P900. I posted a few images there in past months, but no responses appeared so I kind of gave up. I'm glad you liked this one! I'm back with this camera only, as it served me so well. Everything else has been sold.

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 11:41 UTC
On photo Ghost town truck in the Used cars challenge (13 comments in total)

Man, that's a great image!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 01:10 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On GalleryItem:3461781 (1 comment in total)

Artifacts probably are from the compressed upload.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:18 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:3461783 (1 comment in total)

Spots are bugs and distant seagulls, not a dirty sensor.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:16 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:3401462 (2 comments in total)

Viewing this at 100% reveals over-aggressive noise reduction using DXO's "Prime" NR option. Original had quite a bit more fine detail.

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:14 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:3401456 (1 comment in total)

Vivid Photo Quality, ClearImage Zoom to 400mm, jpeg processed in DXO PhotoOptics Pro extension within Apple Photos.

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:12 UTC as 1st comment
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