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On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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Mr Sellars: When you see the results projected on a screen, you will see its charm.

From the text it sounds like not. Slide 7: Processing "... will include film development, scanning and uploading to the cloud." That implies to me that you don't get your film back as a movie roll but as a movie format file. Anyone know if you actually get back the processed film?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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FLruckas: And Fisker should start selling horse and carriages.....
At least Digital Bolex was a good idea, all be it expensive, in this genre.

Apologies ... the word is "albeit," not the three-word phrase "all be it."

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
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sh10453: Quite an unexpected pick, Allison.
I think the biggest challenge to Fuji is to find a way, or a process, that will drastically cut down on the cost per print for a new generation of this type of cameras.
If they can slash the cost (some day) to 20 cents per image, many more pockets would be carrying this type of cameras almost all the time.

If I remember correctly, prices for Polaroid film were in that range if adjusted for inflation, and their cameras sold well for a very long time.

This may be a novelty that goes away "soon" but it won't be price that does it in.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 21:09 UTC
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Lotzy: I want foveon type sensor, curved, with global shutter, with 16 million usable ISO and non mechanical lens aperture... Please?

What do you mean by a non-mechanical lens aperture?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 19:40 UTC
On article New 20mm F2 4.5x macro lens released by Mitakon (121 comments in total)
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Leonp: It took me ten seconds or so but THAT is the front element :-)

Crikey, you're right! Thanks for pointing that out, I totally missed it.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
On article Handy tool helps you say no to work for 'exposure' (86 comments in total)
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Vik2012: If a prospective client receives more than one of those template replies from designers that they are "reaching out" to, the senders can consider themselves off the list for "reaching out" to in future.

Yes, I dislike the "reaching out" phrase for anything other than when looking for help in desperation from a charitable organisation. As a business person, I don't "reach out", I enquire or get in contact.

Combine it with exclamation marks and the chastising tone and you have a letter than looks less than professional. As someone who has hired or contracted many people over the years, I spot these things.

On the question of doing work for free, I have made it a point of not having anyone work for me for free, even if they offer to. But, i can see how a photographer or designer can benefit greatly from exposure that can only be gained by doing an unpaid project. It only becomes an issue if you don't know when to start charging.

"... can benefit greatly from exposure that can only be gained by doing an unpaid project."

You imply that had they been paid for that project they would not have benefited as much. Why not?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
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MarcelloDl: Tennis ball look for this one.
Ping pong paddle rubber look for the leica.
Wooden handle for the hasselblad.

I guess you are supposed to glue two hasselblads handles on two leicas and bounce this one from one to the other.

It's baseball. Baseballs have the stitched seams. Tennis balls just have rubber seams.

Oh, wait. You weren't being serious! 🤓

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 03:27 UTC

Relonch product managers: here is some free VoC research for you. You need to read every message and then kill the project. If after reading every message you still think it is viable, read them all again.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 19:59 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
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entoman: Greg Lecoeur's stunning composition stands head and shoulders above the other images here in terms of photographic skill, but in terms of pure relevance, the shot of the dead polar bear by Vadim Balakin is the one that hits hardest. So sad, and so preventable, is the impact of global warming on the wildlife of our planet.

Are you listening, Mr Trump???

Iamatrix - the activities of humans the past 125 years have absolutely proven that. Please educate yourself, and do it via real research, not just Brietbart.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (157 comments in total)
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Bobby Handal: After looking a those photos, it makes me worry even more about handling my lenses, its a miracle they last like they do. A lot of plastic, a lot of "fragility", wow.

Did I misread? I read "... a lack of incomprehension." If you wrote "lot" then my apologies. It had been a long week ...

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 01:43 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (157 comments in total)
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Bobby Handal: After looking a those photos, it makes me worry even more about handling my lenses, its a miracle they last like they do. A lot of plastic, a lot of "fragility", wow.

"That comment shows ..."

That comment shows a lack of understanding... of English.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
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CopCarSS: To all the posters remarking about how quickly table tennis rubber will wear: I'm pretty sure that none of these will ever be used as cameras. They'll most likely be a part of some fanatic's collection. A few may be displayed. I'd guess that most will be locked in a vault someplace. But the wear characteristics of table tennis rubber in everyday use will never be a concern.

Better vacuum seal it too or when you pull it out in 10 years you'll have a bunch of red fuzz all over the bottom of the box.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 22:17 UTC
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Pedro M C: "Sofart"???

Kodak came from the sound of the shutter, so it was applicable.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 20:46 UTC
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princecody: Is Apple a sponsor of this site? I've never seen Dpreview write 10 reasons to buy a phone before. Lol

Not buy, care. The two words have different meanings.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 19:14 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It is inspiring when we see such passion, drive and engagement at such a young age.

(Photo # 1 is intriguing. It seems there were two rockets launched in the time frame used to obtain the exposure. If it was the case, I wonder why.)

Read the caption ...

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 14:20 UTC
On article Lenovo Yoga Book features unique 'on-demand' keyboard (90 comments in total)
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damian5000: I've used several 2 in 1's with X5. It's actually a decent processor for medium CPU intensive work. I use it to edit 20mp images with only minor frustration when doing very processor intensive edits with Photoshop. Important to know which x5 this is using. There are several variants.

If they had heat problems are they really superior?

Perhaps the phrase you wanted was "more powerful."

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
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Nuno Souto: And after so many years, GIMP still does NOT support 16-bit colour depth in any tiff image! Unbelievable!

Well ... so ... it's open source. Add it and then it will have it.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (160 comments in total)
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Alex Efimoff: And what is so special about these shots?

They are designed to illustrate technique. This is not a gallery.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
On article A photographer's intro to the world of video (98 comments in total)

One issue not mentioned is lens zoom and focus smoothness. I find it very difficult to get a smooth zoom from my still lenses ... Maybe the more expensive lenses solve this but the ones I use all tend to jerk a bit as I zoom.

I never had this issue with video or film movie cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 18:03 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 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?

Perhaps when no one makes film cameras anymore. Nikon still makes the F line so a D line is very apt. Similar with Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 01:01 UTC
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