AbrasiveReducer

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I'll donate, but only if they agree to develop the film in Panthermic 777. Or maybe use those little bottles of FR X-22.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 16:39 UTC as 24th comment

Um, that's a good observation that Sony is probably concentrating their resources on producing their most popular models. They're pretty sharp at Sony, I guess.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 16:33 UTC as 4th comment

Didn't they recently identify the couple kissing in Times Square on VJ Day? We really are in the information age, if you live long enough.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 16:41 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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razadaz: A lot of people posting information here about their preference for DSLR design are not really listened to. I like many can see the obvious advantages of mirrorless but perhaps the downsides are not so obvious. Even Hasselblad say Mirrorless is 'probably' the future, implying that there are still downsides to the design. Mirrorless may well be the future, but that future might be further off than we think. When the Kodak/Nikon DCS 400 digital camera was introduced in 1994 many of us thought it was all going to change now. In reality it took many years.

When you sell both mirrorless and non-mirrorless, you say (obviously) that each has its advantages.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 16:39 UTC
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villagranvicent: "Mirrorless is 'probably' the future" Really? That's the news of the century. Sounds like some Canon representative talking.

Canon sells a lot of cameras. When they say mirrorless is the way to go, it will be.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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FD: Body is great design :-)
It reminds me of my old Hassy SWC.
Never going to buy this, but hey YOU can ;-)

I'd like to see a medium format digital wide angle that performs like the SWC.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:11 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Earth Art: What year will it be when camera companies stop using the letter "D" to let us know the product is one of those new digital doohickies? LoL

Or is the fascination with the D some sort of Freudian subplot?

It will happen when they stop using "X" like the X-Files. Although I don't think the Europeans will ever give up the little "i"

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:09 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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PanoMax: It probably will compare favorably with the yet to be released Sigma Quattro H, which has approximately the same resolution. But, I consider the images captured with the Foveon® sensor to exceed in detail those captured with the Hasselblad. We shall wait and see and compare.

DPR readers want ISO 1,000,000,000,000. Try that with a Foveon sensor. (I'm happy with ASA 400).

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)

It's a game changer for sure.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:19 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: As others have noted this really is a brilliant achievement by Hasselblad.
A clean sheet design incorporating the heritage of leaf shutter Hasselblad lenses and the latest mirrorless design.
They have created a beautiful minimalist design as a platform for a new line of lenses that build on their heritage of superb optics.
The pricing is a breakthrough and was presaged by Pentax's success with moderately priced MF in their 645z.
Hasselblad realized that the demand for moderately priced MF was real and they committed to a camera that arguably is one of the best possible MF iteration today.

Its small size will and good price will attract a new generation to MF that will find new ways to use this format. I am certain that Hasselblad will follow up with more lenses and most likely TS and other specialty lenses that will make this a must have camera for many pros and other enthusiasts.

Can you imagine what a TS lens would cost for this?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:11 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)

I give them credit for their timing. With nothing else going on at this time of year, they'll get a lot of free advertising. They may sell enough to be a success, in Hasselblad terms. I expect a lot of people will rent these.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:08 UTC as 206th comment
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (427 comments in total)

Obviously not for sports. But what would happen if they shortened the zoom to 300mm, lens speed was 3.5 - 5.6? Image quality would go up, size, price and weight would go down. 24mm-300mm would cover what most people use, or could reasonably expect from a fixed-lens camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 21:37 UTC as 85th comment | 4 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (456 comments in total)

For $9000, I want a zebrawood grip.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 16:34 UTC as 18th comment
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Dennis Linden: I don't suppose it would be possible to suppress comments on this post...

The way to deal with nabobs of negativity is to not make gold-plated lenses. At one time, I had to sell gold plated, lizard skin German cameras. My favorite comment was the dealer who said "It's like they're nailed to shelf!"

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 20:49 UTC

That photo is perfect for the cover of the KEH catalog (which is where gold plated stuff ends up).

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 20:43 UTC as 57th comment
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JerryShots: So not a slow news day...A no news day, huh?

Sony released a a new lens cap.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)

I was just thinking how this cuts both ways. On the one hand DPR, Thom Hogan, Ken Rockwell etc, is really just free advertising for Nikon. More than they could ever afford, and targeted at exactly the right people. Not always rave reviews, but with Nikon's top models we can pretty much declare a gold award, even for cameras that don't yet exist.

On the other hand, if consumers find a flaw, good luck controlling the situation.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 23:57 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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108: "While there have been plenty of predictable 'he should have done his research' comments,.."

yeah, typical of the era , all faults to the individual , none to the structure , and if anything bad happens to you it's because you were not thinking positive enough and in fact deep inside you wanted it to happen to you ......sooooooo , what you need is not a regular product research what you need is a thorough mind and emotions reset that we will be happy to sell you at a discount price of 20.000 dollars for the first two weeks , and will make you a highly qualified competitor in today's marketplace . Psychic alarm on false advertising is an option available for a mere 5.000 dollars extra .

I have no idea what this says but I agree completely.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 23:46 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Frank C.: sue sue sue sue!!! the american ....err... euro way!!

...And if you add in the D600 debacle, suing Nikon is the Asian way as well. Hopefully, they'll find some kind of firmware fix, before someone in Africa sues Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 23:44 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (456 comments in total)
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felix from the suburbs: Kind of sad to read all of those mocking comments. When I was starting out in armature photography Hasselblad was a premier brand and our "someday" camera should we ever win a lottery or inherit enough money from some unknown relative. I guess it's just another causality of the digital age. But I, for one, hope that they knock it out of the park and regain some of their lost glory - even though I likely wouldn't be able to afford it unless that unknown relative with money decides to write me into their will.

While mocking comments aren't useful (as with most internet content), these rebranded cameras carry the taint of attempting to deceive the customer and nobody likes being fooled.

A Sony camera with a wood handle is just that, and should be priced accordingly. Leica has had success with re-labeling less expensive products and charging a lot more but they occupy a more "glamorous" place than Hasselblad. Anyway, let's hope this is a camera that gets Canon and Nikon off their butts.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
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