RolliPoli

Joined on Dec 18, 2013

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Why is this a big deal? Has everyone forgotten that Polaroid brought out the SX-70 followed by several other cameras without batteries? Each film pack had a fresh power supply insuring that the cameras were always operating optimally.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2018 at 05:12 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Crop sensor, pro body cameras (511 comments in total)

Titles says "crop sensor, pro body" .....What, no K3!?!?!?!
Why not?
DPR really does seem to be a 'Pentax-free Zone'.
With two lenses that worked across both formats,
I shot an event on Friday using an apsc K3 with a
full frame K1 as back up.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2018 at 19:26 UTC as 62nd comment | 5 replies

How 'bout an advance lever that cocks the shutter and saves battery power? Oh ya.... that was my EPSON RD-1 It also had a set of analogue dials on top and a fold in, hide away LCD display. It was the most 'film' like shooting experience of any digital camera I've ever owned. It was a great on ramp to a design road subsequently taken by neither EPSON nor any other camera maker.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2018 at 02:43 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review (643 comments in total)

A marvelous piece of engineering but no substitute for a camera and a telephoto lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2018 at 05:36 UTC as 134th comment | 5 replies

Improving the global gene pool through selfie-selection, it would appear.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2018 at 20:23 UTC as 27th comment
On article Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art beta sample gallery (208 comments in total)
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RolliPoli: 'Fast' 'Sharp' 'Light'
You can have any two,
but never all three.

Maybe I should have clarified for some of you. You can't compare across formats or compare manual and auto focus. I though that would be obvious. You do not get speed without size. There are laws of physics involved. Further, a Leica f1.4 lens is not 'small' when compared to a Leica f2 or f2.8 Again, speed/size ...no free lunch kids. The veteran shooters amongst us laugh at the idea f2.8 is 'fast' An f1.8 50-58mm lens was the 'kit lens' in the 'olden days' when people took pictures on film wound into things with names like Spotmatic and Nikkormat. I'm on a roll now..... That was also a time when 'full frame' or the 24x36 35mm format was considered a 'miniature' format. OK gang, physics and history class is over................

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 19:25 UTC
On article Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art beta sample gallery (208 comments in total)

'Fast' 'Sharp' 'Light'
You can have any two,
but never all three.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 00:51 UTC as 33rd comment | 10 replies

Gimme 120 and I'm on this with a Rollei!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2018 at 02:22 UTC as 37th comment

Price right, they have a deal in 'K' mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2018 at 18:03 UTC as 44th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2432 comments in total)

How come when Pentax issues an APS-C camera it is proof of a doomed design and marketing strategy but when Fuji pops out another APS-C body with a fake SLR prism hump its a great achievement, surrounded by rainbows and prancing unicorns? ...Just thought someone should ask.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 15:36 UTC as 404th comment | 6 replies

Me want!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 18:21 UTC as 12th comment

I love my Leica kit but this kind of stuff is just so wrong in so many ways! ;o

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2018 at 04:52 UTC as 2nd comment

.....What happens when you spill your Molotov Cocktail on yourself. Chomsky would love the caption!
Since this was a protest directed at a left leaning government, the writer felt no need to give accurate context. "José Víctor Salazar Balza catches fire.....", He didn't just spontaneously combust. Rather, he became the victim of his own firebomb.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 15:04 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

Ya well.... You can waterski behind an aircraft carrier too
but why would you do it?????

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 02:45 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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ttran88: DSLR users don't be so down, I'm sure they will imitate the sound of mirror slaps in mirrorless bodies!!

My old 'mirrorless' Olympus E20N has two choices of shutter noise; a leaf shutter or an SLR with the mirror slap sound. The idea is so year 2000

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 02:37 UTC

...and the BIG deal is?????

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 19:37 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (339 comments in total)
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RolliPoli: Why has Sigma, appearently, abandoned Pentax users?

I have their 'Art' 18-35mm, a very nice piece of glass, so you can't tell me that the Pentax 'K' mount is an unsurmountable hurdle financially or technically for Sigma.
As far as market share, how big a market player does a brand have to be to get Sigmas nod? Leica, in terms of market share, is a bit player but there are many, companies making $$$ with lenses in their 65 year old 'M' mount and even older LTM/39mm mount. Isn't this the old Soviet retail sales model: a big supermarket and butcher counter with but two kinds of sausage ever available.
People who use other than Nikon and Canon products aren't in some sort of photography ghetto any more than Mac users are in a computer ghetto. There's plenty of good $$$ to be made selling aftermarket Pentax kit. Speedlight manufacturers like Metz seem to have that figured out.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 03:46 UTC
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (339 comments in total)

Why has Sigma, appearently, abandoned Pentax users?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 17:15 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies
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RolliPoli: While I am a great fan of Ms. Earhart, the person, myth and mystery, she did not fly solo across the Atlantic.
Though a pilot, she was pretty much just a passenger on that flight.
However, in 1935 she was the first 'person' to fly from the continental U.S. to Hawaii.
As for the camera, I have never read anything or seen any pictures that would indicate she had an interest in photography or the Leica. An noteworthy few moments of film from the 30's for Earhart enthusiasts shows her again as a passenger, but this time in the rear set of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car.
It can be found on Youtube: 'Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion car'.
The bones stories in the news recently: It sounds like one more in a long list of tenuous Earhart mystery 'solved' stories. The most sensational being the book: 'Amelia Earhart Lives' by Major Joe Gervais and Joe Klass, published in the 1960's. It makes a case for her conducting a spy flight, surviving the war and returning home to live in secret'

Kindest thanks FrancoD! While I've been interested in the Earhart legend for years, I recall neither seeing any of these pictures nor reading about her photographic work. This would give some additional weight to the theory put forward by some people that she and Noonan were on a photo-reconnaissance mission, at least during the Pacific leg of their flight. The last time I read about it, the U.S. government still holds classified files concerning the flight; odd, since it was supposed to be a civilian undertaking. The U.S. Coast Guard were certainly involved! Again, BIG thanks for improving my understanding of Earhart and her last flight.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 17:01 UTC
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RolliPoli: While I am a great fan of Ms. Earhart, the person, myth and mystery, she did not fly solo across the Atlantic.
Though a pilot, she was pretty much just a passenger on that flight.
However, in 1935 she was the first 'person' to fly from the continental U.S. to Hawaii.
As for the camera, I have never read anything or seen any pictures that would indicate she had an interest in photography or the Leica. An noteworthy few moments of film from the 30's for Earhart enthusiasts shows her again as a passenger, but this time in the rear set of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car.
It can be found on Youtube: 'Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion car'.
The bones stories in the news recently: It sounds like one more in a long list of tenuous Earhart mystery 'solved' stories. The most sensational being the book: 'Amelia Earhart Lives' by Major Joe Gervais and Joe Klass, published in the 1960's. It makes a case for her conducting a spy flight, surviving the war and returning home to live in secret'

OK, I didn't know that. Would it have been in Toronto, after she finished her nursing assistant work with the war wounded? Could you please direct me to a picture of her with a camera? Thanks!

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 04:40 UTC
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