Elliot H

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mmarian: No disrespect to Adams achievement and his status in history of photography but glorification of triviality in this video is a bit sad. All except the multiple lightsource enlarger head with individual switches which usefulness is debatable, the rest is just plain common knowledge and very typical darkroom setup. I had such hand made dodge and burn patches myself and the strip exposure test was a commonplace in those days. I was working on a 10x8" enlarger on horizontal rails in tge darkroom floor and remote control and magnetic wall myslef in a professional colour laboratory many years ago. I was making prints color and b&w up to 15 feet long and 4 feet wide with paper held by magnets. The only guide in total darkness were the tiny florescent patches sticked to the magnets. The magnifying focusing tool seen in the video was something commonly used those days as well. So, what else? That to achieve the desirable final print took a long time a many trials and errors?? Well, those were the times of darkrooms and silver halid paper and chemicals. We used to even tone the B&W photos by immersing them in two hand prepared chemical compound dilutions in two stage proces to get a blue tone etc etc. Not very healthy I have to admit.... And we used to dry the large print by taping them to the walls to achieve "that look" and when dry, cutting the brown paper glue tape with stanley knife alonge the edge of the print. ..Anyway, the video might sound very fascinating to current generation of people who have only experienced the marvels of digital technology but to folks from the yesterdays talking about common darkroom equipment and methods with such an awe and wonder sounds a bit odd and almost off-putting.

re. mmarian
-all of this is familiar to you and other seniors however, there are the much younger photographers for whom this video is quite interesting and new-

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 11:31 UTC
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Alphoid: Nits:

* Bokeh is a little bit harsh. Look at the telephone in the third photo.
* Serious issues with moire and aliasing on the shirt on the last photo.

That's not to say the photos look bad, but for $10k...

Other notes:

* Square catcheye isn't as aesthetic at round, at that level of detail
* Honestly, it's amazing how pretty the subject is at normal dimensions, and how many defects come out at 100% crop. Nose. Cheek. Eye. And all the hair on the face. It's almost like looking at her through a microscope. No one looks good under a microscope.

I'll be interested to see how Hassy addresses those in the final camera :)

she looks good any way

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 03:33 UTC

there will always be a hack

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 05:04 UTC as 136th comment | 4 replies

It might be easier to get financing if a sampling (maybe
a dozen rolls) could be processed to stimulate interest.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 06:29 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

the images that machine produced are nothing less than astounding

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 23:47 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

will Leica be concerned

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 01:01 UTC as 184th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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syberman7: Don't like the new comments section design at all - very messy. Please don't change things for change's sake.

I prefer it.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 08:54 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2479 comments in total)

body size appears to be suited for medium format, or close to it

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 18:11 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)

one could buy a new A7 at that price level, huuum

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 08:35 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies

both Sigma & Nissin 24-200 flash coverage on same day, curious

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 00:21 UTC as 21st comment
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FantasticMrFox: Why do the World Press Photo Awards always, always only show misery? I understand it, many of the issues that feature in the news are tragic, but there's also so much good and happiness going on and being featured. WPP really seems to almost exclusively focus on the horror.

human nature

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)

like it or not, this model will help bring
down ff cameras to the 1k level even
more quickly than previously expected

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:41 UTC as 89th comment | 3 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2610 comments in total)

where is it made?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 00:08 UTC as 603rd comment | 8 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2479 comments in total)

cool shoe commercial, no seriously

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 10:40 UTC as 243rd comment

will their new zoom lens be called, "G Master Flex"?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 22:46 UTC as 29th comment
On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (139 comments in total)

did they discover oil?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 18:47 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)

silent shutter option?
no shutter shock?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 06:32 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

not a good marketing strategy in this present
economic and highly competitive environment
and another reason for some to go mirrorless

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 02:06 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1063 comments in total)

appears weather sealing and iso dial will be on F Mark 11

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 10:27 UTC as 290th comment


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