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Joined on Nov 30, 2013
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Longtime film shooter. Short time digital shooter


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landscaper1: Seriously? I don't get the whole "return to film" thing, but fer cryin' out loud, if that's what you're into, then do it right and buy some honest to gosh film developer to process your precious exposed emulsions. Then, when you're done, go have yourself a cuppa java using the coffee the way it was meant to be used. :^))

I know people who have been doing things wrong for decades. Experience means doing it right, not necessarily how long. You epitomize close mindedness. If you are confused, simply stay out of film topics. It will save you and us much annoyance.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 00:53 UTC
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Indohydra: Your first big mistake is buying a film camera.

Some of us enjoy film and film cameras. So you decided to pop by a film article to put people down. How clever of you.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2020 at 15:01 UTC
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User4874739435: Wow. Not a single picture shot on film that is focused correctly. Photographers like that is who the digital cameras are for.

Reactive, modern film does not have big, lumpy grain. Their choice of developer is a poor one when trying to review a super fine grain film. Rodinal enhances edge sharpness, but also grain. As to focus and motion blur, yes, quite a few of these are botched and should not have been included here.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2020 at 14:22 UTC
On article The ins and outs of ISO: What is ISO? (588 comments in total)

Hopefully this will reduce comments about ISO cheating with various brands from the peanut gallery.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2020 at 15:12 UTC as 103rd comment | 7 replies
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(unknown member): When buying reels, never buy plastic Pattersons. Why. Cause You then have to load the film straight from the cassette or be Harry Houdini. Allways buy metal reels so that You can open the cassette in darknes and then wind film. The cloth at the mouth of cassette collects dust and particles which certainly scratch Your film.
The agitation, I´d do otherwise. Put the films in tank and turn a couple of times upside down let be 30 seconds and then roll the tank at the table here and there SLOWLY. The idea is: The developer goes faster through perforation holes if agitated wrongly and makes dense stripes on the film.
I would do many things differently than in the article.
I have developed thousands of rolls when working in WC`s in hotels and thousands at labs in agencies.
At last- THE MOST important thing is..Liquids must be exactly the same temperature.....otherwise You get reticulation, which makes the negs look terrible.

Have used plastic reels for thousands of rolls over the last nearly 40 years. I have never had an issue. They work great.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2020 at 14:27 UTC
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Irakly Shanidze: It is a great technical emulsion, which has no place in a still camera. ISO 8 is limiting to the point of crippling a photographer.
Also... It is so contrasty that using fast developers is not an option. Something like Rodinal at 12C for 45 minutes would do the trick.

Seems some people need to find fault everywhere just to be able to complain about something.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2020 at 14:57 UTC

Was that the sound of a mic hitting the floor?

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 13:37 UTC as 165th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (621 comments in total)
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Wil Helm: currently (4th, MArch2020, 19:30) on amazon the second and third best selling cameras are both film cameras and 4 of the top ten items are film stock, that doesnt sound like obsolete to me.
google "amazon best sellers in camera and photo" if you want to see for yourself

@twometrebill, The link proves you have no clue what you are talking about. You jumped in and attacked someone when you were completely in the wrong. Next time, double check before you launch in to attack people. It will save you from looking like the complete fool you do right now.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2020 at 05:10 UTC

Shows where Sony’s priorities are.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2020 at 02:27 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply

In other news, research confirms that Sony makes less than half the sensors sold.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 22:23 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

Move over Sony...Canon is back

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 14:29 UTC as 194th comment
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kadardr: What is this "missed opportunity"? For me it seems to be the opposite of whitewashing (explaining failures as good things). Let's call it blackwashing: twisting advantages as being bad to draw attention to them. The denial will do the promotion. Simply unnecessary in this case: the V fulfills all expectations, not perfect, but do you want Fujifilm not to launch a 6th iteration? Check out Jonas Rusk: he is really amazing.

I bet on Marc. He has links to his work...much of it very good. Whoever Ashley is has an empty gallery and no work to show. Pretty much sums it up. One can back up his opinions, the other is just talking.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 22:53 UTC
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Leicalika: underwhelming/overpriced=some will love it, fuji laughing all the way to the bank

The comment about being overpriced is hilarious coming from a guy with the word "Leica" in his user name.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 22:48 UTC

Fasted medium format lens around.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2020 at 23:17 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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PWPhotography: still only can shoot 12fps regardless and unnecessarily big. ML such as A9 is a better option that can shoot 20fps with real-time AF.

I'll keep that in mind the next time I need 20 fps for a selfie.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2020 at 02:29 UTC
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xavierniebla: So stupid to use film in 2020... well deserved if the photos are erased by the X-Rays.

What an immensely ignorant post

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 04:51 UTC
On article These were the most-clicked-on cameras in 2019 (297 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Ok, until: "which suggests that Fujifilm understands its target audience: deeply nerdy photographers."

That's NOT and never has been Fuji's primary audience. Fuji has long been playing-up the nostalgia aspect: film simulation modes (which accurately simulate, despite that meaning lots of image data is discarded as they go with film-like contrast curves), retro body styling, etc. The message I'd take away from this is that there are still a lot of folks who want a good camera to look and feel like good cameras used to... and, for the record, most of us nerds are far less conservative than that. ;-)

I found the "Deeply nerdy photographer" comment to be rather ignorant. I see a lot of young people interested in a different style of body than say a Sony or Canon. Nothing "nerdy" about them. If the comment was supposed to be funny or clever, it failed miserably. If anything, I find it insulting.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 18:09 UTC

Oh how I would love the GFX100.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 14:50 UTC as 48th comment
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2019 (320 comments in total)

I missed how the Sony a7r4 was superior in image quality to the Fuji GFX100. Oh, it isn't, in any way. So much for these lists.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2019 at 20:31 UTC as 66th comment | 9 replies

I am amazed at the snide comments about the his choice of camera and questions of the quality of his work. Obviously many here are too lazy to simply view the incredible body of work on his website, and instead would rather attempt, and fail, to post to try to appear clever. Wait, I guess I am not amazed.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 14:35 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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