AbrasiveReducer

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BobVell: Just out of curiosity, I wonder when the posters here last shot a roll of film. For me, I admit that the last time I shot 35mm was sometime in the 1990s, but I shot a roll of 120 this past weekend.

This is probably the wrong audience to ask how recently they've used film.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 20:39 UTC
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Rick Knepper: So much for the resurgence of film.

And when the last film camera breaks, and cannot be repaired, it's game over for film manufacturers.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 20:37 UTC
On article Leica M7 film camera comes to an end (147 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: I’ve always thought the classic M6 was overall the best Leica film rangefinder camera.

Some of what Tical says is correct. The M3/M2/M4/M5 cameras are considered the best in terms of consistent quality and smooth operation. Part of this has to do with more brass parts and fewer steel ones that were deemed necessary for use with the dreadful M4-2 winder.

I'm not aware of rangefinder production ever ceasing, except during World War II, and no SLR production ever took place in Japan. Parts were purchaed from Minolta and assembled in Portugal. In the days when they tracked Q.C. numbers for Wetzlar, Midland and Porto, it's true that Germany scored the highest, followed by Portugal (different products, of course) and Midland came in third, but not by much.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 16:27 UTC
On article Sony reveals faster, higher-res OLED viewfinder display (378 comments in total)

Unlike more megapixels, improvements in EVFs should be a plus for all users. A shame they're expensive but what's more important than a decent viewfinder?

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 20:58 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
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CaPi: After watching Fujis promo video I find myself feeling put down.
This is another product for millenials to take the selfie strolls through lush urban scenery.
Mentioning beginners.. And using kit lenses.
I invested in the wrong system

I'm not aware of any camera system that's a good investment, and I don't fault Fuji for trying to appeal to casual users. It could also be that Fuji is afraid of losing the DxO wars to Sony and they want to offer full line, with some cameras that are fun to use and good value without being this week's state of the art.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 18:20 UTC

I believe Bokeh Master is derived from the German, "Hernia-meister."

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 18:29 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies
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blackmondy: Youtube shills can't wait to review this monstrosity so that they can look forward to the huge kickbacks from recommending it.

Really? Like free trips and swag for unbiased reviews? Suddenly this thing is lookin' good.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 18:23 UTC
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Schweikert: 'Weapon' was such a bad name for a camera product. Good change along with the lower prices.

Imagine the disappointment when your package arrives and the product turns out to be non-lethal. Especially if you paid $25,000 more than somebody else.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 18:19 UTC

If Sony wants to take over the camera business (god knows why) they'll need to do a better job getting publicity. Sites like this one will sometimes go several days without an article on Sony. Or an article that justifies why there are so many articles about Sony.

What Sony does have, in spades, is a rabid fan base. These folks don't just want to use Sony cameras; they want all other manufacturers to be shamed and humiliated. Everything is outsized, like the Marvel Universe. It's a "war" over electronic toys that become obsolete in a year.

Sony has done some great things. Moved the goal posts. But a psychologist needs to look at the "fan" situation. Do this now, before fights break out, the way they do at sports events.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 16:15 UTC as 122nd comment | 2 replies

If we're not taking about video, or DxO scores like an amp that goes to "11" why not use a Pen F with Panasonic lenses? Some of the zooms are small, and the short prime lenses are sharp and tiny.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 17:10 UTC as 291st comment

The reason to make both large and small mirroless cameras is that the money is in the lens purchases but there's no guarantee that anyone but early adopters will buy a new set of lenses. When I worked for Leitz, the push was on SLRs because we knew it would generate more lens sales. Unfortunately, it also resulted in lower camera sales. Like actors who are stereotyped, companies must play to their strengths.

For many users I think a mirrorless camera outfit almost as big as an SLR will be a wash. Not a Greek tragedy, but why bother? I think the real debacle will be lens speed. Now that cameras offer ridiculously high ISOs with good quality, somebody needs to make high end telephotos that are slow and small, to prove there is a market.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 16:56 UTC as 296th comment | 1 reply
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Flashback: Blade Runner. . .

I could watch the original Blade Runner for hours but this, I don't think so.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 17:43 UTC

Doesn't this fuel the argument that this level of resolution isn't needed? It's very impressive but not terribly interesting.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 17:40 UTC as 6th comment

Maybe they were worried Sony would release a new model by Thursday and they saw an opening. You snooze, you lose.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2018 at 17:28 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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photophile: The Galaxy explosion?? How did I miss a Cosmic event on that scale!! This is going to put interstellar travel back by a half a million years. So much for advance bookings.

This guy is trying to save the galaxy and all he gets is a bunch of smart remarks.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 20:55 UTC

Someone has to be first, but you'd think people would learn not to upgrade firmware unless the benefits are dramatic and the "early adopters" have already done the de-bugging.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 18:00 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (602 comments in total)

Maybe if the zoom range a was a little bit less the lens wouldn't be as soft. Eventually people will catch on that putting Leica or Zeiss on a lens is no longer a guarantee of anything.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 18:00 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
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havoc315: There is another reason you've heard so much about Sony: Their USA marketing department has become fantastic at generating buzz. Every product release becomes a major event, with bloggers and vloggers being given free or subsidized trips... Look at the just-completed "Kando" -- 200 "influencers" spending 3 days in Sony nirvana... Of course Chris and Jordan (as 1 example) are going to have an enthusiastic new video showing off Sony's newest camera -- when they just got to play with it for free for a trip with Sony providing models, balloon rides, etc. (Not claiming that Chris and Jordan sacrifice their objectivity... just saying it's going to result in immediate videos hitting the internet, of the camera being used in spectacular settings).

More to the point, these events are extremely expensive. Sony is willing to pay to get the coverage, Canon seldom is and Nikon can't afford it.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 17:27 UTC

It needs no explanation that when you have to write about something every day, it's a godsend that one manufacturer cranks out enough products to fill that space. No explanation needed.

Now, if the Sony well runs dry, what would make interesting reading is the ferocity of Sony users and how upset they get when someone prefers a different product. Honestly, whose business is it if somebody wants to use an SLR or god forbid, a camera not made by Sony?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 17:26 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply
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monked: I am so confused as to why there are so many Sony haters. If you hate them so much, stick with your Canons, Nikons or whatever. I don't see the big deal.

These are companies. There is nothing to hate nor would it serve any purpose. What can be "hated" is the ease with which an organization that provides ostensibly ubiased information accepts trips, sponsored content and so on. Of course these things are useful and everyone involved thinks they're a straight arrow but as this article hints, people have noticed things are getting pretty cozy. Not unique to the photo industry of course.

Honestly--so much attention to Sony that it warrants an article on why so much attention to Sony. Um, ok, sure.

BTW, this is not the same conflict as being part of Amazon since consumers can buy whatever they want from Amazon.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 17:16 UTC
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