RolliPoli

Joined on Dec 18, 2013

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Spacing between frames: My mother taught me how to load 620 when I was a kid and I've shot a few rolls of MF since. So unless I've been mistaken for most of my life, It changes as the film is advanced. MF has no sprocket holes so the amount of take up is determined by the size of the take up spool, not a given number of teeth an advance mech. like 35mm The MF spool dia. gets larger as each frame is wound on to it, thus the change in frame spacing.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2019 at 05:08 UTC as 2nd comment

I have owned several makes of digital camera since the turn of the century and Olympus introduced the first and still has the best dust removal system in the business, beginning with their E1 DSLR

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2019 at 17:44 UTC as 21st comment

.....Gay, SM porn passed off as 'art'. I'm offended by neither the gay nor the porn content but I am seriously offended by idea that Mapplethorpe's work is 'art' rather than simply photo 'illustration'... of a sort. Still, it may be an interesting flick about a strange cat during an interesting period in NYC

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 17:08 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies

Shooting with Olympus and Pentax kit, I've enjoyed IBS for years and have never understood how stabilized lenses were anything more than a profit builder for Nikon, Canon and Panasonic. Even my humble Pentax K500 has IBS In body stabilization with good, legacy glass is a killer combination.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 00:00 UTC as 104th comment | 1 reply

Smart phone 'studio quality'. jpeg: Print it and get back to me about that 'studio quality' thing.....

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 21:10 UTC as 3rd comment

This is a joke, right? ....Did I sleep in, April 1st already?

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2018 at 21:20 UTC as 29th comment | 9 replies
On article Best DSLRs of 2019 (131 comments in total)

Pentax K1,,, ????? Pentax K70???? Pentax KP????

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2018 at 05:13 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

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 (502 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 68th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review (658 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 138th 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 (207 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (207 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 40th 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 (2477 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 414th 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
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