PerTulip

Joined on Sep 26, 2013

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Distorted_Light: Good idea that is not implemented well enough. Enlarging is okay. But don’t think it’s totally safe to use that frequently for development without ventilation. Those chemicals are not particularly healthy stuff.

Read the article.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 05:41 UTC
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kamituel: Love it. If only it's easy enough to set up, I'll order one to be able to develop wet plates on a go. I was looking into solutions like this this year and they tend to be generally significantly more expensive.

Yes, I own several digital cameras. What has that to do with 8x10?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 14:52 UTC
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kamituel: Love it. If only it's easy enough to set up, I'll order one to be able to develop wet plates on a go. I was looking into solutions like this this year and they tend to be generally significantly more expensive.

Was thinking the same. Also, loading 8x10 in a changing bag is a pain in the neck.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2021 at 18:04 UTC

When will it be available? Take my money!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2021 at 17:42 UTC as 5th comment

- "Have you ever looked into your camera bag, saw numerous rear lens caps, and wondered which lens was which?" No, never. Because I arrange them in a certain way. I have several backpacks/ICUs and lenses have a certain order. Which I can also rely on in darkness and without looking.
- When I change a lens, the rear cap moves between them. It's fast and convenient. So, they "rotate".
- Too expensive
Conclusion: useless.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2021 at 20:09 UTC as 75th comment

Nice. But not for me. I always have a mixed batch of films (BW, C41, E6) and I am moving more and more into 4x5.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 12:11 UTC as 6th comment
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E_Rybin: Back to the 80ies. Polluting environment with toxic chemicals. Makes absolutely no sense now that we have nearly perfect electronic sensors

On the other hand, I still use my Nikon FE2 (late 80ies) and my F5 (late 90ies). In the last two decades I went through two dozens digital cameras, countless batteries, chargers, whatever. The chemicals go to proper treatment afterwards.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 12:05 UTC
On photo AC DC - High Voltage in the Song titles challenge (11 comments in total)

There's only DC, no AC. :-D

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2021 at 19:17 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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CTMRIGuy: For years, I felt the same way as others who have posted today - why would I spend $1000 on a tripod?? I went through several low-quality but cheap tripods manufactured in China that would inevitably fail when out in the field.

Finally, I purchased the RRS Versa 3-series and if I could go back and do it again, I would have gone for it from the start. You do not realize what real stability is until you use a good tripod. None of the cheap legs dampen vibrations properly.

On another note, I am so happy to see Mark’s reviews regularly on the site.

@brendon1000 I was replying to the absurd statement "investing time and patience to find a ~100 € class tripod that does almost everything that a $1000 tripod does, " The question of where I can find that $100 tripod which does the same (weight, load capability, size, stability) remains unanswered.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 13:24 UTC
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CTMRIGuy: For years, I felt the same way as others who have posted today - why would I spend $1000 on a tripod?? I went through several low-quality but cheap tripods manufactured in China that would inevitably fail when out in the field.

Finally, I purchased the RRS Versa 3-series and if I could go back and do it again, I would have gone for it from the start. You do not realize what real stability is until you use a good tripod. None of the cheap legs dampen vibrations properly.

On another note, I am so happy to see Mark’s reviews regularly on the site.

Show me a $100 tripod that "does everything":
- for the same weight (2kg)
- has the same height (150cm w/o head)
- the same stability (25kg, large format, superteles)
...as a proper tripod (no center column, rapid head switching/QR).

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 18:02 UTC
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CTMRIGuy: For years, I felt the same way as others who have posted today - why would I spend $1000 on a tripod?? I went through several low-quality but cheap tripods manufactured in China that would inevitably fail when out in the field.

Finally, I purchased the RRS Versa 3-series and if I could go back and do it again, I would have gone for it from the start. You do not realize what real stability is until you use a good tripod. None of the cheap legs dampen vibrations properly.

On another note, I am so happy to see Mark’s reviews regularly on the site.

I will never understand people that buy DSLRs worth thousands of dollars every 2-3 years (because "new model" and "outdated"), fill their gear list with every iteration of premium lenses (and also get FOMO when a "new model" is out) and then start threads on how to find a $100 tripod. I have a top of the line Gitzo, heavily used for over 10 years and will probably stay with me 1, 2, 3 decades. Purchase once and be happy for 20 years. My tripod has seen DSLRs come and go, supported 600mm lenses in Kenia, helped me point ultra-wide-angles at landscapes, stood in freezing water in Iceland, held my 4x5 rock-stable, carried a 6x6 with ring-flash for portraits, was patient for long-exposures of the amazing starts in Namibia ....why on earth would I want the cheapest possible crap product?

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 06:39 UTC
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juret: Between Gitzo and RRS, does it even make sense to buy RRS if you live in EU, since there is practically no customer support and spare parts? I am choosing between RRS TVC-34L Mk2 and Gitzo GT3543XLS and I like RRS more, but considering the fact that Gitzo has great customer support in EU and RRS hasn't, I think buying Gitzo would be more reasonable. Does anyone have experience buying RRS tripod in EU?

I have bought a lot of US stuff, also some RRS products. As for "customer support": I don't expect I need ample support with a tripod. If either works or is broken. No calibration, fine-tuning, electronics, etc. A tripod or head will either be faulty at delivery (not to be expected with premium brands) or work forever. I needed some "customer support" (does leveling base fit Gitzo?) and I dealt directly with RRS in the US. Spare parts: I ordered RRS from their German distributor. And I see several spare parts (rubber feet,..) on their website. If they can't ship you the few parts that you would need to replace some day (O-Rings,..), just order them directly at RRS. FedEx or UPS will get them to you. I think with something like a tripod it's a non-issue if customer-support and/or spare parts storage is in the US or EU.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 06:30 UTC
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Constantin V: Common misconceptions I found in such topics are:

* Medium format gives less grain. - The grain is not a drawback these days. It's a feature. If you don't want grain, then go digital.

* "Large format gives incredible resolution" - Technically maybe. But you don't have media to use it. Nor scanner, nor print. It has merits but the resolution is not among them.

* "I went digital because ..." - Film is unique in that regards you don't mess with raw too much. You made a shot and that's it. Limited post-processing is what makes it more challenging, more true.

" If you don't want grain, then go digital." Or load Velvia 50, Portra 160, etc. MF has a grain advantage compared to 135. If I want to shoot film with less grain, "digital" is not the answer.
...But you don't have media to use it. Nor scanner, nor print.....: You can easily stich 1:1 macros. At home: A2+. Commercial printing service: wall-size is not a problem (Ok, moneywise....)
* "I went digital because ..." - Film is unique in that regards you don't mess with raw too much. You made a shot and that's it.. No, that's not "it". Then you have a negative. "Dodge&Burn" came from film.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 11:42 UTC
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Mac McCreery: I wonder how may digital togs have held onto their vinyl records?

I still have my vinyls. :-) And I shoot both digital and film.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2021 at 18:09 UTC

I am going to preorder tomorrow!

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 21:10 UTC as 88th comment
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NoSasaeng: "Will stand the test of time"

"Features an integrated lithium ion battery"

Well choose one....

Checked with them: battery is user replaceable and uses standard JST connectors. Shouldn't be an issue.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 16:14 UTC
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manos234: Are all the photographers using these cameras out of their mind??
How on earth are they taking Olympic Games-level photographs in 2021 with 20mp cameras????
They should be fired all at once..

20MP is enough for the Olympic Games. Only cat photos for Flickr require 50+MP.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 17:15 UTC
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G1Houston: How does the service center work? They provide cameras and lens to whoever wants one or this is restricted to someone with a press credential. If the latter, don’t they have their own gears? Are these gears the loaners when the pro’s gears being repaired?

NPS and credentials. As for your gear question: no, not everybody owns every lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 17:10 UTC
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Nothing new: The most usable light meter I ever had is MyLightMeter in my iPhone. It's precise, takes no space, needs no batteries and it's free... Unfortunately, it only measures reflected light, not ambient...

And no flash metering... I use "Luxmeter" on my iPhone and it also does a good job.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2021 at 09:17 UTC
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NickyB66: Companies like this, especially on KS should do some research into what customers (I.e. photographers) want before asking for funding. That way it will be a good for both customers, KS funders and the manufacturing company. Unless of course they are using DP as feedback before they go into full production??

What do photographers want? :-D

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2021 at 09:15 UTC
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