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On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (62 comments in total)

Does anybody make a really spectacular 24-105 lens? It seems that being both a wide angle and a telephoto with this much range is problematic. And why exactly 105mm? Does somerthing awful happen at 110mm?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 01:10 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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Paco Ignacio: Seems like Canon has to launch three versions of a lens before getting it right.

In the case of the 16-35/2.8 he's absolutely correct.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 00:55 UTC

There's gotta be a comedy in the works about a wacky drone just can't keep out of other people's business. Get Adam Sandler on the phone.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 00:54 UTC as 7th comment

There are other signs you can make that take just one finger and it's turned away from the camera so you're safe.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 00:44 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (121 comments in total)

A lot of Canon innovations are in areas that have more stability and profit potential than consumer cameras. Go figure. It's like Olympus endoscopy systems. Boring!

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 18:04 UTC as 4th comment
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Mike FL: I'm not sure "four elements in four groups" is good enough for this kind of FL.

Rokinon 10mm for sub-frame lens has 14 elements for example.

It appears to be a completely different type of lens from those mentioned above but even a Hologon has 5 or 6 elements.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 19:53 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (291 comments in total)

The wide angle example isn't the best because when you're at the beach and don't have a wide angle you can just back up. OTOH, there are many situations where it's wide angle, or no photo.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 23:59 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

What a great cover for the KEH catalog! I would have preferred cute animals instead of weapons, but with so many soon to be obsolete electronic products, there will be plenty of other opportunities.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 22nd comment
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Dodi73: Imho, I still remember and like more this one from 10 yrs ago > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFUcOrs5LrM

This one's a classic. They do seem to have a knack for choosing background music!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 19:28 UTC

With each iteration, Photoshop and Lightroom get slower and slower. And now, add voice recognition.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 02:13 UTC as 44th comment | 5 replies
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vscd: Oh by the way, can you please bring back the 120/220 rolls, too? I think most people who are still working with filmemulsions tend to mediumformat, too. Thanks. Love you Kodak.

Also, the 8x10 Kodachrome sheets and dye transfer sets, too. Actually, it might be a good thing for people to see what skills professional photographers used to have.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
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a voice of reason: a slver coolpix A WITH ANNIVERSARY engraving ?

why not?.... its time for nikon to become interesting again.... a small nothing like an engraved edition of their best compact , would say "pride"if nothing else its would be a more tangable nod to nikons history than that forgettable video

might unstuffy them a bit....n`est pas......

Considering how many they sold, this seems unwise.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 18:03 UTC
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (149 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Is it just me, or is this video pretty pretentious?

We're just jealous. But I like the way they title their photos. "Winds Of Inspiration," "Misty Melody." When I worked with camera clubs, every photo was titled Autumn Splendor.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 06:15 UTC

I think the guy is singing "I can see it in the distance." I know Nikon dealers often feel that way. Why does the calendar go backwards for most of the video?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 00:18 UTC as 99th comment
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noflashplease: Kodachrome was a lousy film with a quirky process. Does anyone in their right mind want to bring back horrifically complex K-14 processing?

Slide film lost to negative film long before the end of the film era, and Kodachrome was unspeakably bad in terms of quirky color rendition. If I despised Ektachrome, Kodachrome was worse in every respect.

At this point, if someone still want to play with slide film, Fujifilm Velvia was much better in quality than anything that Kodak ever produced.

For normal people, Fujifilm's Superia color negative film is professional quality film stock at an amateur price, although those prices keep creeping up. Kodak fell behind Fujifilm in the 1990s, and quite frankly, I really can't see any reason to buy Kodak film, other than "Buy American" patriotic sentimentality, or nostalgic "lomography" style low fi photography.

Compared to E6 or C41, Kodachrome proccesing was fantastically complex. As always, complexity was the undoing of things, and during it's last few years, Kodachrome processing was so variable, you couldn't even judge what the film was capable of.

The other issue was throughput. Kodachrome was not a "one shot" process, making it dependent on throughput. When a lab's Kodachrome throughput dropped to a point where they ran it only twice a week, it became even more difficult to control the process.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 20:17 UTC

Oh come on. You can process Ektachrome at home if you know how to load a reel. Kodachrome required a network of specialized photo labs, people with a knowledge of chemistry and chemicals made in small batches. Even with all this in place, Kodachrome processing QC was going downhill long before it was discontinued. There were good Kodachrome labs and bad--and not many of either.

Add to this, the digital camera user's desire for intstant gratification, worries about heat damage if film needs to be mailed to the nearest lab, x-ray, variations in process control leading to uncorrectable color crossover, film scratching....

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply

So where's the smart lawn?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 21:48 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

Ate there once and it was so spicy I thought it would burn a hole in the table. As for the photo, should have sued for a trillion. Aim high; you never know.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 21:42 UTC as 106th comment
On article SLT strikes back: Sony a99 II real-world sample gallery (271 comments in total)
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entoman: As far as full frame cameras are concerned - definitely camera of the decade!

It's the camera of the century and the next century too--unless it gets replaced by an upgraded model by Thanksgiving.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Worth reading https://blog.mingthein.com/2017/01/09/on-the-whole-hasselblad-dji-thing/#more-14020

Yes - this is a much more useful and thoughtful article, unless you've never seen a picture of a Halliburton case or believe that Kyocera could have taken over the medium format market.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 17:05 UTC
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