acidic

Lives in United States San Francisco, CA, United States
Joined on Nov 23, 2003

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Matsu: It would be interesting to see the results for 35mm shot on modern lenses, but an F6 costs way too much for what it is. In all likelihood digital SLRs will probably still completely outclass it in most usages, but it still be interesting to deconstruct the look the other way around: we've seen plenty of vintage lens on digital media, not a lot of modern lens on analogue media.

In terms of pure detail captured, 25-30MP from 35mm fiilm would be a stretch imho. I think with a slow, fine grained film, you'd maybe get 16-20MP worth of detail max. That's with the grain obscuring (or distracting from) fine details. This is based on my anecdotal experience shooting and drum scanning various low grain film stocks, including Ektar 25 which was known for it's fine grain.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
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philm5d: You are all completely barmy (US translation - crazy), just like the latest fad to produce music on vinyl. I thought I was behind the times being born in the early 50s but it's all the king's new clothes - it's different - so it's better or should I say "cool". I grew up with film, when anything over iso 400 was special order, had to be kept in a fridge and had grain like a coal heap (Fuji 1600 trannie film). I spent countless hours in smelly darkrooms - goodbye to all that and good riddance. My local Maplins (like Radioshack) is full of record turntables to play the "new" vinyl music records. Me? Well I still wince when I play a certain ABBA track that I scratched on Vinyl back in the 70s - now it's on CD I still can hear the loud click in my head when it comes to that part on the CD track - as I said you're all barmy...

I'd like to add that I knew some wedding and event photographers who were resisting the switch to digital in the last decade because they did not want to become the lab. It was easier for them to continue shooting negs and handing it off to their trusted lab to process proof and print. For one of my friends, that all changed when their lab closed up and they decided it was about time to learn digital. Once she got her workflow optimized, she noticed a significant boost in her margins. For her, it getting over the hump.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 09:02 UTC
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philm5d: You are all completely barmy (US translation - crazy), just like the latest fad to produce music on vinyl. I thought I was behind the times being born in the early 50s but it's all the king's new clothes - it's different - so it's better or should I say "cool". I grew up with film, when anything over iso 400 was special order, had to be kept in a fridge and had grain like a coal heap (Fuji 1600 trannie film). I spent countless hours in smelly darkrooms - goodbye to all that and good riddance. My local Maplins (like Radioshack) is full of record turntables to play the "new" vinyl music records. Me? Well I still wince when I play a certain ABBA track that I scratched on Vinyl back in the 70s - now it's on CD I still can hear the loud click in my head when it comes to that part on the CD track - as I said you're all barmy...

" if time is money and you spend hours post processing digital then film saves you time and hence money. It assumes you are good at getting it right in camera."

If you can get it right in camera, why can't you just shoot jpeg?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 08:59 UTC

I still have a couple dozen rolls of Ektachrome 100 sitting around, in the same bag as the 80-90 rolls of Velvia 50 (as well as a couple dozen other film stocks, all 35mm). Most of it was from early 2004 before making the switch, and was in a freezer until 2010 when I decided that it was taking up too much room. Since then it's been at room temp. Not sure what to do with it all at this point...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 08:50 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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noflashplease: How much does a Korean 27" QHD display cost these days? Throw in a capacitive layer, delete the stand and there you go. Profit!

If Dell doesn't have a 500% to 1000% profit margin on this thing, something is very badly wrong. It's a 27" QHD display. Not even 4K!

It's $1,800 and it's just a 27" QHD monitor. Profit!

"Just finding a 27" display with 100% aRGB is already pushing towards $1500"

Dell UP2716D is under $700.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 08:24 UTC

I will wait for the full frame version.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 00:09 UTC as 22nd comment
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Gmon750: When Apple had the purple haze issue with the iPhone5, people were screaming bloody murder and wanted Apple's head on a platter, class-action lawsuits, etc...

Google Pixel comes out - at a premium price - with camera issues and there's barely a fart in the wind. Just goes to show the hypocrisy in the media.

Obviously the media hates the iphone, just like they hate Trump.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
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Michael J Posner: If you have a Fuji or Sony and want a true round fisheye lens and do not want to spend 3k, check out the Yashura lens at http://www.yasuhara.co.jp/madoka/index-e.html. You get 180 degree of coverage for less than $400.

So shots: http://carfisheye.blogspot.com/2016/10/fells-point-50th-anniversary-festival.html

Exactly.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 19:45 UTC
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Michael J Posner: If you have a Fuji or Sony and want a true round fisheye lens and do not want to spend 3k, check out the Yashura lens at http://www.yasuhara.co.jp/madoka/index-e.html. You get 180 degree of coverage for less than $400.

So shots: http://carfisheye.blogspot.com/2016/10/fells-point-50th-anniversary-festival.html

180<250

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (122 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: I am an iPhone user but love it when the other manufacturers are raising the level of competition.

Great job, Google!

I wouldn't call the removal of the headphone jack "industry backward". Maybe more progressive than most consumers are comfortable with. I think wired headphones will soon be a thing of the past for portable devices where convenience trumps sound quality.

Remember when Apple introduced their iMac without a floppy drive? Or when the iPad came out without print functionality? People were pretty upset, but Apple (Jobs) at least knew where the market was heading (or at least they steered the market in that direction).

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (122 comments in total)
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tom1234567: more Google spyware

DPreview... spyware for Amazon.com (one of the big big-data companies)

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 22:35 UTC
On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (122 comments in total)
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JSmitty: Full resolution, free storage with Google Photos eliminates need for SD card or massive GBs. Period! Old school types need to learn how to utilize this technology. All of your images are at your disposal, on demand, whenever you want them. It works and it's far superior to the old way.

"You are giving away your privacy for short-term convenience."
"especially one from data-mining disrespectful-of-privacy Google"
"I might also value my privacy.."

I hope none of you are using Google for internet searches, emails, navigation, translation, etc. Enjoy life with Bing, Yahoo, and Apple maps!!! Oh wait, they are all collecting information as well.

Maybe best to get your information from the library then.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 22:33 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: I am an iPhone user but love it when the other manufacturers are raising the level of competition.

Great job, Google!

Apple people are so sensitive.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 22:16 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (138 comments in total)

So here I was in Y2K making 4000dpi film scans from my 35mm chromes, thinking to myself "how can a 3MP camera compete with my 21MP+ scans?" So I dismissed the D30 almost immediately. It wasn't until later that I saw results from the D30 that I realized that there is more to a file than megapixels.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 22:40 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (109 comments in total)
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acidic: I remember paying $250 for a 1GB CF card.

Oh look, a deal through dpreview:
https://dpreview.com/articles/0229836797/vikingcfoffer

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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acidic: No mention of how many megapixels... WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?????

Resolution is also clearly mentioned on a number of other websites. But you see, when I comment on this page, I am referring to the editorial content on THIS PAGE.

See how that works?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (109 comments in total)
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acidic: I remember paying $250 for a 1GB CF card.

I had 32MB of RAM in my old Apple Mac Performa in 1997. I think it came with a 1.2GB HDD. My friend upgraded his 10GB WIn95 PC at around the same time, and my reaction was something like "why would you ever need that much storage?"

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
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acidic: Ummm, if I am able to print out a photo, wouldn't that suggest I also have the original digital file from which the photo was printed?

What a useless invention.

film? Is that a new iOS app?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 17:57 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)

No mention of how many megapixels... WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?????

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 22:43 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (109 comments in total)

I remember paying $250 for a 1GB CF card.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 22:39 UTC as 22nd comment | 7 replies
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