KAllen

Lives in United Kingdom Norwich, United Kingdom
Works as a Aerial Photographer
Joined on Mar 25, 2004
About me:

Photographer looking for a plan "B"

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KAllen: So why would you shoot this over film I wonder. It looks a lot more fuss and weight than a few DDS loaded with Portra and field camera. If you want a 10x8 look that has to be the important reason for shooting 10x8 not saving a little time on processing or a few quid on lab costs . Interesting but I just don't get it.

Yes well if you are crazy enough to buy one you might be crazy enough to shoot animation with it :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 09:54 UTC

So why would you shoot this over film I wonder. It looks a lot more fuss and weight than a few DDS loaded with Portra and field camera. If you want a 10x8 look that has to be the important reason for shooting 10x8 not saving a little time on processing or a few quid on lab costs . Interesting but I just don't get it.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 19:46 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
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HeyItsJoel: People who still use film still watch movies on Betamax.

Or jusy prefer the process, got fed up with having to get Adobes permission to process an image or the endless upgrades you get forced to make. Or maybe you just prefer the process and journey of hand making a wet print from deciding at the beginning which film to use, to how you want to print it. Some might think it more enjoyable than dialling in an "Art" effect in photoshop for one of the hundred snaps taken that day. Its about the journey, like taking a canoe down the river and taking half a day to get there or jumping in a power boat and getting there in two minutes. It's not about the technology.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 13:03 UTC
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cosinaphile: now that a digital simulation exists ,i guess fujifilm thinks they can retire this ... im sure many thousands are heartbroken by this ... the loss of film is a sad thing

digital simulation....haha

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 12:53 UTC

It really doesn't matter. It just doesn't.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 12:49 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (461 comments in total)
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zakaria: @ fantastic
You pay extra 50 $ for updated camera with PS handheld and accelerator unit. Don't forget k1 price is equal to some micro four thirds and crop camera.
Fuji camp are very happier just for adding IBIS on their camera.we have IBIS and the application of it since decade.

I use a K1 alongside a 1Dx, I shoot mostly with the K1, I know its problems, buffer and focus can get confused, but still I use it the most. Now if I could only have one camera to shoot professional jobs with the 1DX would win hands down. Everything it does it does brilliantly, never misses a beat, it would tackle anything you want, the safe option. Now if I was told I am only allowed one camera in my life it would be a Rolleiflex, no airbags orpower steering, or electric windows :-).

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 16:16 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (461 comments in total)
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zakaria: @ fantastic
You pay extra 50 $ for updated camera with PS handheld and accelerator unit. Don't forget k1 price is equal to some micro four thirds and crop camera.
Fuji camp are very happier just for adding IBIS on their camera.we have IBIS and the application of it since decade.

Nothing limiting about this camera, no more than a Phaseone is limited or a 10x8 field camera is limited or a iPhone camera is limited. Having bells and whistles is not unlimiting a camera. If 4k video was important to me I would buy a video camera, same goes if fps was a concern then something else, but to get a camera with lots of fps and a focus system to match and buffer puts you in a different league.The reason I don't shoot video is because its of no use to me, what do you do with a hotch potch of 15 second clips of people blowing out candles etc? Video as far as I can see is only of use if you plan a film, begining middle and end. Anything else use your phone.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 15:22 UTC
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (287 comments in total)
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RED i: I personally don't see sites like that as a benefit to a photographer who is expecting to get commercial works from the site, having said that I don't see anything wrong with those kind of sites or anyone wanting to give away their works for free, after all they are their own works and no one else's business what the artist/photographer does with their works.

Its adapt or die in business especially if your industry is tech/web driven.

Anyone can give anything they have away for free, that isnt the point is, the point is many have been suckered into thinking giving something away for free will somehow in the future generate a reward down the line. It's a con, the only people getting the reward are the tossers that run the sites. To perpetuate the con they will have examples of a few exceptions used to prove the wrong rule. It's like the microstock sites, a numbers game, millions contribute, millions get next to nothing in return but a couple of success stories get dangled like a carrot to keep mugging people in. Add in 35 cents is better than nothing attitude of the lazy and it now looks like you make the effort and create something and nothing is what you get. Why the £uck should a digital artist get a tree for free because they cant be asked to shoot a tree, that tree will be adding value to their creation. Free is bonkers, I cant believe there are so many thick stupid people around that believe in the concept.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 08:59 UTC

It's Leica. You just know what the comments are going to be.
If money isn't a problem go for it at least it will always be worth a large bundle.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2018 at 23:48 UTC as 4th comment

A few weeks ago there was a large format De Vere cold Cathode enlarger for sale, he was asking £25,000 for it! I asked him if it was a mistake, he said no. I don't for one minute think he got £2k for it.
But the thing is all the film cameras I've bought in the last 10 years have gone up in value by quite a margin, even the humble box brownie. All my digitsl have dropped like a stone. Now I ask you if you dropped dead tomorrow what would you prefer your children had a bag of to sneak out? 3 year old Canikons or 20 year old Leica's?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 23:23 UTC as 44th comment | 5 replies
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kpaddler: How many sony a7s will fetch $10 for any purpose 20 years from now, never mind 40-50yrs

Why would a Sony image last longer than a Leica image, if its film we are talking about film is a proven medium. I wonder if you stored your early digital images on floppy how easy they are to read today.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 23:17 UTC
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In the Raw: If there is one thing to learn from the rate of change in this world of rapid technological advance it is this. If you nail yourself to the mast of any one camera today, tomorrow you will go down with the ship.

Best to be on your own vessel, however old, take photos of the latest Titanic marvel as it sinks and post them here. :-)

If there is one thing I've learned after years of watching ground breaking rapid technological advance....is.... it doesnt matter, it will not make a bad picture good or a good picture better Fuzzy pictures of sharp ideas better than.....etc.
Just get what works and forget about it.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 13:23 UTC

I don't see my homemade Large format pinhole up there, is there some glitch in the system?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 13:11 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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BaldCol: ...and the award for Most Predictable Comments on a News Item 2017 goes too....

How happy will they be if down the road they can't afford to pay, so can't access the raws of previously edited images, or can't find them because the dam doesn't work. Or the price structure changes so the package you need is double the price etc. Basically, (especially if you are dumb enough to store in Adobes cloud or any cloud for that matter) Adobe has control of your images.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 21:11 UTC

ADOBE slogan --We make ransomwear look sexy.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 21:01 UTC as 21st comment

What exactly is it that makes up image quality ?
I've just bought a film Leica and looking to get the Zeiss sonnar 50mm to go with it. It would score really low on anything DXO judge quality by, then again I'm looking for atmosphere not numbers on a graph.
I have plenty of digital cameras to use should I want to. The M10 would be on my list not because of a red dot, neither because it costs a lot as a piece of jewellery, its on a par with my Canon bodies price wise. I would buy a M10 because of the way it works, less computer more camera. But slowly moving back to film having not to please clients these days so not likely to be a decision for me to make.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 21:15 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
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(unknown member): A fixed focal length lens is like a one octave keyboard to a pianist. Discuss!

Irvin Berlin did alright with his piano.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 00:22 UTC
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Pixel Pooper: You would a hope a company that makes lenses would know the difference between depth of focus and depth of field.

A larger format, telephoto lens and wide aperture increase depth of focus, now how do you increase depth of field?
Do you still think they are the same?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 00:21 UTC
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Jack Jian: Sometimes, I wonder how people can live with manual lens, or is leica meant for slow subjects and just "class". I know the rangefinder type Manual AF arrangement but still, it won't be able to keep up fast subjects. I think of it as an "iPhone' of a camera world, without the technology part though.

I have Canon that shoot 12 fps, you can point at something hold your finger down and it will nail the focus on your subject for the entire sequence, yippee, I have just bought a Leica M4 P. I don't need auto focus or auto anything.
Still the M4 does have a rangefinder where as my Rollei 35 relies on guess work for focus. It must be luck I get sharp pictures I suppose. Gadgets, bells and whistles will not make pictures, they do often get in the way of them.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 00:18 UTC
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KAllen: Wrong
"As the depth of focus of the Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH. is even shallower than that of the Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 APSH., it allows even more precise isolation of subjects. "
Depth of focus is greater on a 75mm than a 50mm, depth of field is less. Its a Cones of light and circles of confusion thing
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They both come down to acceptable circles of confusion.
Light when it passes through a lens makes a cone of light, sharp focus is at the point where the cone is smallest before the cone projects beyond that point...actualy to save a lengthy typing session, this is a wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_focus

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 18:56 UTC
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