Elliot H

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Wahrsager: I hope it's not made in China like the new 105. I know they're just as capable as anybody, but I love the (what's now somewhat of a mystique) "made in Japan" moniker.

at that price, better be made on the Moon

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 04:31 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (285 comments in total)

@ V hunid, maybe

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 04:57 UTC as 21st comment
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12SURFmini: I Think I may have purchased the a6300, as they were announcing the a6500, earlier today.
I just got home and the first thing I see when I google the a6300 lenses, was that they had just announced the a6500 6 hours ago!
Joke's on them, I wasn't gonna buy this sh*t anyway.

so, you're buying the other sh#t then, ok

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 03:49 UTC
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OBI656: Without any question, P-1 XF IQ3 is a seriously good cam however in the same token grossly overpriced. Production/sale is taking pro photographers for the ride.

for high end pros, cost is not a factor

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 21:58 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (152 comments in total)
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4everAnoob: Looking forward to the first water cooled camera!

or one of those 99 cent fan thingies
along with a propeller cap

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 17:23 UTC
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Khun_K: For over 5 years, medium format digital has been on 60 megapixels, to 80 megapixels and then 100 megapixels since late 2015 - so Fuji is entering into the bottom of high-end digital capture with the lowest specification and price offer - so let's not get too exciting that the image quality will be something - it will be something the best Fuji can get out of the same sensor that other people has been working and improving for "years". Of course it will be good, or very good, until it compares to absolutely best which it is not Fuji is targeting at, Fuji is making "affordable" solution, not the "ultimate" solution - but it is a great news that finally a fine system can be reached by many photographers who think their creativity is limited by small sensors.

"think" is the key word here

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 04:16 UTC

to many, medium format is 6X6 - 6X7
however in 2016, everything's hyped

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:34 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On photo Window Washer in the #11 outside the window challenge (3 comments in total)

great pic, thanks

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 03:07 UTC as 3rd comment
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StevenE: I have a trick that prevents most thefts: whenever I set my backpack down I step one foot through a shoulder strap. If anyone grabs the bag, the strap is hooked around my leg. Thieves in these environments are only interested in fast grab and go. They will let go as soon as they see what's happened.
If I sit at a table, I snap the waist belt or sternum strap of the backpack through an opening on an adjacent chair (back or leg) or table. Nobody notices that this is done but any thief would have to drag a chair or table through the coffee shop to make off with my bag.

as long as you don't strap your gear
to the family jewels you'll be ok

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 19:30 UTC

did they also take that pic of Brett before they got away


Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 19:27 UTC as 146th comment
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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 137th 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 | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (813 comments in total)

will Leica be concerned

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 01:01 UTC as 185th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1096 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 (2501 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 94th comment | 3 replies
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (354 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 23rd 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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