mandophoto

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I know how an airplane can fly but still, having been a passenger in a plane with a full complement of passengers with what seems like increasingly heavy luggage, lift offs never (thankfully) cease to amaze me. And traveling at 500mph, sheesh!

Cool looking jets.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 01:51 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)
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mandophoto: What has ANY company which has celebrated a 100th anniversary done to commemorate the milestone? I'm truly curiuous because honestly I can't recall what, let's say Ford, did for its 100th. Or how 'bout EXXON, IBM, Coca-Cola, etc.

Okay, that's a celebration.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 00:21 UTC
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)

What has ANY company which has celebrated a 100th anniversary done to commemorate the milestone? I'm truly curiuous because honestly I can't recall what, let's say Ford, did for its 100th. Or how 'bout EXXON, IBM, Coca-Cola, etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 19:23 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (265 comments in total)
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Hibiscusbloom: There is nothing new in technology and they keep churning up DSLRs. Start the road to mirrorless, please. Wake up Canon and Nikon, you are producing dinosaurs!!

@Hibiscusbloom: You are mistaken. The Nikon D7500 has better AF (-3 EV) to the latest Sony APS-C camera which has AF of -1 EV. That is a glaring fail of the a6500, a camera I own. The Nikon has 2 dedicated control wheels compared to the 1 of the Sony. The low light, high ISO performance of the Sony is no match to that of the Nikon. I've owned four EVF mirrorless cameras in 5 years and have concluded that an OVF is better (for me, anyways.) And the Sony is more expensive yet has only one card slot! Huh?!

Your knee-jerk outburst reads like parroting of trolls' attempts at FUD. What I like about the a6500 is the size and comparative lightness. And as for the IBIS, while it is OK, and only just, it somehow attracts dust like a magnet. Cleaning an IBIS sensor is not for the faint of heart. I'm keeping the a6500 but I know it is definitely not a technological marvel. In fact, the Nikon D7500 is clearly a more advanced machine.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (265 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Any time you take somethIng away when you "upgrade" a model or when you offer a "higher" model (even if it's just higher in model number), it's an automatic fail. No amount of marketing, publicity or salvaging by way of more comparison articles can save it.

You are mistaken. The target market for this camera is enthusiasts, who are aware that resolution is but one part of a package. The rest of this package is clearly a step forward in meeting the awareness that other aspects of photography are as important as resolution. Good image quality in low light action photography being a salient want. This is in reference to the D7500.

Remember the relief heard 'round DPR when manufacturers quit the small camera resolution race?

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 14:40 UTC
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munro harrap: These editions began in film days, and then, as now, a film using M series could be expected to last 50 years or more (because they just do).

Leitz have been using sensors that curl and peel and need replacement. After a while they charge to replace them. This happens a lot, and so you are paying a comparable special edition special price for something that will not be a camera for very long.

Indeed you are paying an extraordinary price for a really unreliable machin. Do Leitz keep spare parts (in this case sensors etc) as they used to do in film days for at least fifty years?

@ Munro Harrap: The two cameras that have faulty sensors are the M8 & M9. The problems you describe occur with the CCD sensor in the M9, which has long been out of production. Leica switched to CMOS sensors and has not had any problems with subsequent releases, including: M (240,) SL, ST, M10 and others.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
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mandophoto: Leica has been doing special editions for a long time. Basically those editions are a kind of advertisement. Keep in mind that Jim Marshall was one of the best music photographers ever, and he consistently used Leica cameras. This is also a plug for the Jim Marshall Estate, which obviously partnered with Leica for this. Also, considering this is a limited set of 50 it should be obvious profit is not the motive.

@ AbrasiveReduce: The point is the perception that a limited edition suggests. It is no accident that Leica issues editions named after famous photographers. Think of these as halo products meant to get attention to the Leica brand.

@ cosinaphile: Gross profit is not net profit.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 19:27 UTC

Leica has been doing special editions for a long time. Basically those editions are a kind of advertisement. Keep in mind that Jim Marshall was one of the best music photographers ever, and he consistently used Leica cameras. This is also a plug for the Jim Marshall Estate, which obviously partnered with Leica for this. Also, considering this is a limited set of 50 it should be obvious profit is not the motive.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 16:54 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies

An advantage to using factory built machines is the freedom from the incessant geek need to tinker. The vast majority of the human race will simply get the computer that fits their needs and be done with it. And yes, that freedom is worth the price. Geeks by definition tinkers feel differently, obviously.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 12:59 UTC as 1st comment
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Neurad1: Excellent photography, yes, but subjects chosen, posed, and lit to tell the author's story. I am not a Trump supporter, but IMO the images don't truly expose the full spectrum of his supporters. His less "caricature-able" supporters are the ones that frighten me most.

@Neurad1 & Cameracist: The photographer is female.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 14:44 UTC

While the photographer is clearly competent, these photographs are clichés of our political polarization. It is tantamount to profiling. Gussied up with flash lighting, this is editorial work for newsstand sales, or click bait.

How many American flags does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 14:42 UTC as 57th comment
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (224 comments in total)

Yep, the 28 is a favorite angle of view and this one looks to be a great lens. Wonderful photographs, too. Nicely done.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 22:59 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

It seems that a photograph is mightier than either a pen or a sword.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 22:41 UTC as 28th comment
On article Photography proves therapeutic for war veterans (2 comments in total)

This is great news. Photography has long been used as therapy. Obviously serious difficulties may require more attention but still, as the article points out photography may help engage some back into society.

And appropriately, "photograph" is being used in place of "shoot." Well okay.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 18:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Cage match: iPhone 7 Plus vs. Arri Alexa (14 comments in total)

Sure, this is silly. So what? It's whimsical, bros', lighten up. No? OK then. Still, the best part was when Potato Joe recounts how he is constantly asked why he needs pro video gear. One wonders if a major, as in multi-million dollar movie made with only a smartphone might have the quality to satisfy the movie going public.

Thanks DPReview. Keep having fun.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 5th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)

Maybe for the next look back at film cameras we can consider the "hockey pucks." The original Canon F-1 completely seduced and intoxicated me. Learning the craft of photography with that camera was transformative. Have not had a camera do that since.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 23:56 UTC as 249th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak is building new film processing facilities (17 comments in total)
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Haim Hadar: To each their own, but I have been using films for a good few years before moving to digital and can't see myself ever wanting to go back. This is cinematic film so it may be different, but I suspect that even here digital would have a clear advantage.

@ Haim Hadar: If you haven't yet, go see the movie "La La Land," and while watching the introductory dance number on a real interstate highway bridge, remember that it was filmed on Kodak film with a Panavision film camera. The whole movie was made with film.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
On article Kodak is building new film processing facilities (17 comments in total)
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The Davinator: Film has become a quality niche product. I know with the prolabs I use, volumes are up...and that is a good thing. Just waiting for the return of Ektachrome.

After having stopped using film 16 years ago, I just purchased 32 rolls of Kodak color negative film, albeit the less expensive stuff. And yep, my lab has been very friendly.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
On article Kodak is building new film processing facilities (17 comments in total)

After watching "La La Land," I was confident it had been filmed with a digital camera. But I was wrong. Film, including a bit of 16mm, was used. Yet "Moonlight," a much more gritty film was made with a digital camera. So more artistic choices and reasons is good. Good for Kodak.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 14:22 UTC as 8th comment

Ha! What a wonderful corrective to all the silly seriousnes about gear. Thanks guys!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 7th comment
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