kodachromeguy

Lives in United States Vicksburg, United States
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Has a website at worldofdecay.blogspot.com
Joined on May 5, 2007

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On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1234 comments in total)
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MShot: Fantasy photography. Like fantasy football. No need to actually play the game. Just look at the roster and call the game. No need to watch it. Soon the DPR tests will be so good nobody will ever have to try a camera or take a take photo. We can just read the specs and comments and decide.

That is already standard practice here.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 23:13 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1234 comments in total)
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lzeppelin: Through the years physics do not change. the image quality in critical light conditions and resolution are directly proportional to the sensor diagonal size. This is theory of signals and Studio Scene confirms this. As long as I can shot very still subjects and use low ISO, it's okay, but if you need to freeze the moment, and have to raise the ISO, this sensor size is still too far from the full format performance, to be taken seriously by professionals. Micro 4/3 estimators should live with it, that format was wrong from the beginning, and now we can all forget it. The low performances of this new camera in low light prove it. Damn that time when I let your clamor convince me and I bought a pen-f, which is just good looking camera and nothing more!

"too far from the full format performance,". And medium format photographers will say your "full format" is too small, too amateurish. For how many photographers will it really make a difference?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 15:26 UTC
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James A Rinner: That Olympus 12-40 for $467.00 Amazon add is a SCAM!

That same vendor is trying to sell a lot of photographic equipment. It does look like some sort of scam.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
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Frank C.: No matter how you slice or dice it, the sensor is too darn small! What else can you say... reminds me of that famous burger commercial "Where's the beef!!"

Too small for what? To do creative photography? To record the important events in your family's lives? To have fun with photography friends?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
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Sonyshine: For well heeled photographers only! Ridiculous high prices!

A comment that a price is "ridiculous" invariably means the commentator can't afford the item or already owns another device similar to the new version. So it is $2000. So what? Leicas cost more. Meddium format costs more. Many watches cost more. Just buy it and be done with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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TimT999: It's such a surprise to read the DP comments. So many folks who know exactly what's wrong with the new Apple laptops. ... But none of the commenters (including myself) have used these new machines. We don't know how fast these laptops are. Don't know how well integrated the new touch bar functionality and the OS are.

The folks who harp about this or that being missing don't get how Apple works, their all-around approach. These machines are gonna hit the sweet spot for most photographer users. And the fact that the new 13" model is about the same size and weight as the 13" Air (but with retina display and all that power) is particularly appealing to photographers like me who travel.

This is much like the experts who know exactly what is wrong with a certain camera or lens before it has been released, or why the lack or presence of some feature is a "dealbreaker." Sigh.....

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 19:52 UTC
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PKDanny: 35mm film?

Yes, it used the standard 135 format film in a light tight cassette, but the frame size was 24×32 mm.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 03:47 UTC
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endofoto: Full frame camera and lens was this small, after 60 years or so FF cameras are bigger, heavier. This is a shame. Made in occupied Japan is a different dilemma, thousands year old japanese culture became USA toy, what a shame.

Not quite"full frame." This camera had a film gate of 24×32 mm. The S2 of 1953 had the 24×36 mm dimension.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: This lens is heresy! It is a mortal transgression against the unyielding orthodoxy that defines DPR's rigid view of acceptable lens characteristics: it does not offer shallow depth of field. In fact Leica brags that it offers the "combination of a large depth of field, natural contrast rendition, excellent resolution of details and a slight visible vignetting create a unique visual signature."
Woe be unto them....

But at least it is full frame!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 03:53 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2175 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Fuji RAF RAW Files are best being processed with Iridient Developer, Brian Griffith does promise a (feature-wise down-specc'ed) Developer Version within 2016 for Windows....ACR doesn't handle Fujifilm X-Trans RAW Files that good...as Iridient.

Here is his eMail, from 8th October

Hi Marc,

I still do have plans for Windows compatible products this year. My initial cross platform products will not be the full Iridient Developer application as exists now on the Mac, but much more minimal RAW converters. They will however feature very much the identical RAW processing and excellent image quality as Iridient Developer. These products are currently running well over my original schedule, but they are a top goal for 2016 and now that Iridient Developer 3.1.1 has been released they are back to my very top priority.

Best regards,
Brian Griffith
Iridient Digital

Proof:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54247370

http://alikgriffin.com/iridient-developer-vs-lightroom-detailed-comparison

@TW14, then don't buy an X-Trans camera. Problem solved, crisis averted.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 03:47 UTC

I wonder how many of the "photographers" on this site would have the slightest idea how to use the camera, load film holders, or measure light with a hand held light meter. They could even ponder the deep topics of the universe such as whether their film manufacturer cheats on its ISO or what the equivalence is of the f-stops compared to "full frame".

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 14:38 UTC as 9th comment | 7 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (121 comments in total)

I had the later F31fd camera, and it's files look great even today. It was a remarkable little silver brick. My one complaint was there was no threaded adaptor to mount hoods it a polarizer.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 13:01 UTC as 77th comment | 5 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Fujifilm Interview (116 comments in total)

This is a refreshing interview. This company seems to be passionate about serving photographers. Also, they still manufacture film! To me, that shows commitment.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 30th comment
On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (77 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: HDR=zero atmosphere=zero nostalgia

Nostalgia is what I love about these kinds of pics.

While it's a good idea to avoid blown highlights, HDR or flash isn't the way to do it.

Good point. Or do it the right way, use film.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 18:45 UTC
On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (77 comments in total)
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HRC2016: I condone photography done where a photographer did not have permission from the property owner.

Photographers who break the law are criminals, and no "code of conduct" gets them off the hook. They are not much different from those who go off-trail or off-road to get a unique angle.

People who photograph someone's property without permission are not much different from those who use another's photograph without permission. As photographers we should respect everyone's rights. Not just when it's convenient.
Trespassers cause many problems, including more fences and signs that detract from the landscape.

I don't know how much of what I've stated applies to these photos/photographer as I'm not giving this genre my attention other than to show it is not all positive.

How do you propose that a photographer go about finding the "owner" of an abandoned factory that has sat empty for decades? The corporate entity that once operated it may be totally gone. Or an abandoned hospital or asylum, empty for decades - you think you can find a municipal or state employee who would have the slightest idea about the ownership?

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
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photomedium: The MF initiative for fuji and Hasselblad is an good one. I think whatever distances you from cellphones but keeps the size down is an obvious direction to go.
Nice to see Canon and Nikon missing the boat on this one. I am not surprised by Canon given the corporate culture but Nikon should have had this one out in partnership with Sony.

@Steve, Nikon made plenty of med. and large format lenses in the past. What are you talking about?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 07:23 UTC
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photomedium: The MF initiative for fuji and Hasselblad is an good one. I think whatever distances you from cellphones but keeps the size down is an obvious direction to go.
Nice to see Canon and Nikon missing the boat on this one. I am not surprised by Canon given the corporate culture but Nikon should have had this one out in partnership with Sony.

@Steve, Nikon made plenty of med. and large format lenses in the past. What are you talking about?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 07:23 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (705 comments in total)
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Sighthound: For me it looks 1:1 like a Leica plagiate-how shabby!

Oh, no, only 6 comments down, and we already have the idiotic Fuji inflates it's ISO nonsense. And this article is about an entirely different brand and format.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 07:28 UTC
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Joachim Gerstl: Finally I can take a 51,4MP picture of my cat.

Or a sunset, or waterfall with long exposure flowing water, or Grand Canyon from South Rim.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:08 UTC
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Joachim Gerstl: Finally I can take a 51,4MP picture of my cat.

Or a sunset, or waterfall with long exposure flowing water, or Grand Canyon from South Rim.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:08 UTC
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