DotCom Editor

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Joined on Apr 4, 2005

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mbot: Medium Format is dead-in-the-water.

Give me the next forthcoming FullFrame backside-illuminated 24mp sensor from Sony and I'll never look back or forward, I'll be set for life. Combine that with 4K 10bit 4:2:2 video with no pixel-binning, no lineskipping & ALL-I 400mbps video with 7ms latency, and I'll blow you away on-time, every time.

Dedicated cameras will always have a place, oh unless Kim Jong Un hits that red button, then we're all screwed๐Ÿ˜

Medium format? You mean 4x5-inch sheet film?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:54 UTC

Supply and demand. Too much of one, not enough of the other.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:20 UTC as 18th comment
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SushiEater: Anybody wants to buy my wife so I can jump to a medium format?

Hmm. Do you have a spec sheet?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
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DotCom Editor: Only US dollars in the photo? No Euros? No pounds? No AU dollars? No krone?

As a certain quarterback would say, R-E-L-A-X. I was just having a little fun.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 21:32 UTC

Only US dollars in the photo? No Euros? No pounds? No AU dollars? No krone?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 14:45 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies

And no smartphone for calculating reciprocity failure.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 17:07 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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Lisa Kiehls: I have never seen / heard of this magazine. Perhaps that's part of the problem?

Completely agree. I've never heard of it.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 20:30 UTC

And be sure to push the Lightroom clarity slider to +100 to achieve that ever-so-popular super-grunge look.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 00:55 UTC as 13th comment
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

Wow, this should be amazing, especially since Nikon is blowing right by the D820, D830, and D840.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:49 UTC as 102nd comment | 2 replies

Let's see... Camera: $3,500. Ill-fitting orange L bracket from China: $45. Custom-fitted L bracket with clamp for strap boss from RRS: $185,

Yep, it definitely IS a no-brainer. I'll take the RRS product every time.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 17:52 UTC as 6th comment

My first cell phone was also a disposable camera โ€” I lost it.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 17:45 UTC as 24th comment

I belong to the *other* PETA โ€” People for the EDIBLE Treatment of Animals.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 17:44 UTC as 205th comment
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DotCom Editor: No manufacturer is immune from recalls. Nikon, Canon, Takata airbags, and many more.

Canon issued multiple recalls for the "failure to focus" fiasco in the 1D Mark III.

Leica recalled the M9 for sensor woes.

Nikon had the oil-on-sensor woes with the D600. The company replacee cameras entirely with the D610.

Canon recalled models for discoloration of rubber grips.

Canon 5D cameras had mirrors simply fall off at the most-inconvenient times.

Fujufilm had a problem in 2005 with CCD sensors that led to captured images appearing completely black.

And let's not forget 1998, when Sony recalled 700,000 video cameras after customers found that the night vision, infrared technology designed for taking pictures in dark could, during daytime, see through clothing, revealing tattoos, underwear, and body parts.

Finally, even Rolls Royce is not immune. In November 2015, the luxury carmaker issued a recall โ€” for ONE car.

So, Nikon screwed up? Sure. But, so does nearly everyone else.

And those Trent engines have dozens of sensors. Our cameras have but one.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 16:52 UTC

No manufacturer is immune from recalls. Nikon, Canon, Takata airbags, and many more.

Canon issued multiple recalls for the "failure to focus" fiasco in the 1D Mark III.

Leica recalled the M9 for sensor woes.

Nikon had the oil-on-sensor woes with the D600. The company replacee cameras entirely with the D610.

Canon recalled models for discoloration of rubber grips.

Canon 5D cameras had mirrors simply fall off at the most-inconvenient times.

Fujufilm had a problem in 2005 with CCD sensors that led to captured images appearing completely black.

And let's not forget 1998, when Sony recalled 700,000 video cameras after customers found that the night vision, infrared technology designed for taking pictures in dark could, during daytime, see through clothing, revealing tattoos, underwear, and body parts.

Finally, even Rolls Royce is not immune. In November 2015, the luxury carmaker issued a recall โ€” for ONE car.

So, Nikon screwed up? Sure. But, so does nearly everyone else.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 00:25 UTC as 86th comment | 6 replies

Ultimate imaging experience?

So sad that there will never be a need for any new camera, sensor, or photography website once the ultimate imaging experience is finally upon us. With no more technology improvements possible, imagine the tens of thousands of people at camera and software companies who will find themselves unemployed since "ultimate" is an end point, the final frontier. This is rather disheartening news, indeed.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:53 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)

I shot weddings throughout the 1970s while I was in college. Mamiya RB67 (the original, before the Pro S), and a Mamiya Universal press camera โ€” both running 220 color print roll film. Metering was courtesy of a Gossen Luna Pro hanging around my neck. Flash done with a Braun RL 500 with 510-volt battery pack slung over my shoulder and a Honeywell Strobonar 770 "potato masher."

I didn't have the saccharin sweet persona that a wedding photog really needs to deal with astonishingly annoying and intrusive people. Playing psychologist and referee to battling family factions just wasn't my idea of a good time, consequently, I hated it. But, boy, the money was really, really good.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 03:41 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On article Caltech research team develops lensless camera (61 comments in total)
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Franz Weber: Finally I can sell my unloved tele lenses

Embedded chip... How will Amazon or Google transform that into a profit center?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 20:56 UTC
On article Caltech research team develops lensless camera (61 comments in total)
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Franz Weber: Finally I can sell my unloved tele lenses

Speaking of tele, the next thing after going lensless will be cameras with a telepathic user interface.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 21:59 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Dead pixel.

What? This website changed its name to Dead Pixel Review?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 21:57 UTC
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Alex Efimoff: It funny how in the age of internet the same things are being rediscovered again and again every year.

It's like we say in journalism: "There are no new stories, only new reporters."

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 01:47 UTC
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