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HRC2016: My Olympus gear is working great.
In fact, my Minolta gear still works great, too.

What's the problem?

My Nikon S2 rangefinder still works great too. I'm not sure why people think when a camera isn't being made anymore, it stops working.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2020 at 03:01 UTC
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MArcH20: Thankfully I didn't commit to olympus m43. I had already got burnt the first time with 43 sensors. Helps get rid of the bloating camera industry. Its a shame though since they made great lenses... c'est la vie

Yeah they lost me when they orphaned the original 4/3 mount right as they finally got a good sensor...

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 04:53 UTC
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bosjohn21: your article left out a lot of the old =twins like rollei yashica twins maiolta a
an inexpensive fir film medium format.
I also would recommend for the real film experience fifties and sixties cameras abound and are for the most part very affordable, Canon is rightly famouse for the QL17 and variants but all the japenese makers had some fine cameras to compete, machine,
then there aoo the canon, nikon, minolta and a host of other brades wich are based on the leica screw mount and focusing cam.
the canon could rival Leica for fit and finish and materialsmaking.,
all the leica screw mt rangefinder cam based cameras can all use pretty much all the screw mt lenses out there,
my particualr favorite is the P and any lenses of which there are thougsands to choose from

I love my Canon L1. What a gem of a camera!

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 16:12 UTC

IMHO, the really great film cameras are from the late 1950's and early 60's. A Pentax AP or H3v, the Nikon S2 or *gasp* the SP, a Leica IIIc (or any of the barnack clones) and the Canon L1 are just in another league as far as quality. The other greats from that era include the Leica M3 and the Rolleiflex. When using these, the joy of simply using them is as much fun as the results.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 16:09 UTC as 71st comment
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mandm: The people on DPR that keep posting DSLRs are dead, were they also the ones who said film is dead 15+ years ago?

Right. I have a closet full of dSLR's but when I want to go out and shoot for my own enjoyment, I'll take my Nikon S2 or a Leica IIIc out. Maybe a Rolleiflex 2.8D :)

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 04:21 UTC
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cdembrey: Here's what I'm buying now. Kodak Pro Image 100 ISO 35mm x 36 exp color film. It comes in 5 Packs. Pro Image is a medium speed film that features high color saturation, accurate color and pleasing skin-tone reproduction, and good underexposure latitude. It is intended for portrait and social applications, and can be stored at room temperature—even in hot, humid climates.

It looks like an update of Kodak's Ektapress PJ100, that I used in the 1990s. My favorite B&W film is Kodak's recently revived Tmax P3200.

I loved that PJ100 film!

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 03:59 UTC

This is great news :)

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2019 at 20:10 UTC as 33rd comment
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AlanG: Kodak must have run the numbers and thinks there is enough of a niche enthusiast market for this.

Pros were once huge consumers of E6 120 and sheet film. They will not be buying this.

My guess is Kodak has found a relatively economical way to make this in smaller batches.

For people whom photography is a hobby, film is just part of the enjoyment.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2019 at 01:38 UTC
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Debasis: It appears to me that the only viable use for this accessory would be for using CPL in daytime shooting when you don't always want the polarizer. I can't see any other use. Given the narrow utility window, it is doubtful if this will be a successful business. But good luck if it does.

I still shoot B&W film, so I would buy one. especially on my 4X5, being able to compose with no filter and then flip it down would be handy. Not sure it's that handy though.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2019 at 01:35 UTC
On article Fujifilm Japan to increase color film prices by 30% (175 comments in total)

I see people talking about "film dying". As a hobby, film use is more likely to survive than APS-C digital IMHO. There is something unique about shooting with film and as a hobbyist, many people still enjoy shooting it.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2019 at 16:10 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies

I hate they went from screw mount to M mount. You can easily adapt a screw mount to M, but the reverse isn't possible. Rules out their use on my cool old canon, tower and leica M39 cameras.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2019 at 14:43 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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AOC: A shrewd move by B&H, for where would they be without the tax-dodgers and penny-pinchers who call it home?

It's why there are ZERO professional photography stores in Atlanta anymore. The tax exemption gives them an unfair advantage, especially in a higher item price market. I supported Showcase but most people would go handle the gear there, then say thank you, go home and buy it online with no sales tax.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 13:43 UTC
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dahod: It's unfortunate that so many of these discussions end up in the all too familiar digital vs film argument.

I moved to digital in 2008, however my hobby is film photography, with all it's quirks and secrets. Nobody would think to criticize anyone for spending time and money re-building a 1967 Chevy Nova or 1956 Ford F100 (what no air conditioning or Bluetooth? Where's the cup holder?) when they could be driving the latest and greatest. Nobody would claim those old vehicles are "better" than what you can buy today either. What they are though, is fun.

I can only speak for myself but film is where I like to spend my time - I think it has it made me a better photographer overall but more importantly, it's provided me with a hobby I really enjoy so thank you to CatLABS for continuing to support it.

Great analogy. I drive a 2012 Honda civic coupe with a stick as my daily driver, but I have a Datsun 280z in my carport for when I want a fun drive. I use a Nikon D4 for event shooting, I use a Leica IIIc or a Rolleiflex when I want to go shoot for fun.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2019 at 15:45 UTC
On article This Adobe quiz reveals what creative type you are (179 comments in total)

Adventurer, fits me perfectly in all aspects of my life.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2019 at 21:33 UTC as 51st comment
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onlyfreeman: Interesting read. Do most professionals focus on getting it "right" in camera as much as possible? Which sounds obvious, but it's not so easy in practice in my opinion. Also that means certain techniques like ETTR are not used.

"IMO it's what separates the real pros from the wannabes. . ."

Exactly. I had people who wanted stuff shot on slide film, talk about having to get it right in camera! If you can't get the WB -really close- in camera and have to rely on RAW/fixing in post for this type of shooting... If that is what is acceptable, just send ANYONE in there with the camera on P and depend on a pro to fix it in post.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2019 at 03:23 UTC
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J A C S: No way he could be shooting Canon. DR and all that.

If you are getting it right in camera, like a pro would, you don't need 12 stops of DR to recover blunders in exposure. I can promise you this guy is NEVER pulling 4-5 stops of under exposure from RAW files... That is amateur hour for an event shooter.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2019 at 14:01 UTC
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(unknown member): pretty much exactly what i do. you dont make money wasting time editing. ps actions is a must. try editing 800 orders :-) every second counts.

Bingo. Unless you have done event shooting where you have to deliver hundreds of images (and actually want to make more than $0.75 an hour) in a fairly short period of time, they just don't get the concept of getting it right in camera so you don't have to worry about RAW or how much DR does my camera have to recover my laziness/mistakes.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2019 at 13:56 UTC
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onlyfreeman: Interesting read. Do most professionals focus on getting it "right" in camera as much as possible? Which sounds obvious, but it's not so easy in practice in my opinion. Also that means certain techniques like ETTR are not used.

I'm pretty sure he isn't shooting RAW and deep diving into perfection. I shoot events and while I shoot Raw+JPEG, 99% of the time I am doing quick edits to Jpegs (Crop+levels) so I can get through them and be done with the job. Spending 6 hours in LR processing hundreds of RAW images after the shoot doesn't pay anymore than spending 10 minutes getting setup before the shoot to get it right in-camera and being done with the editing in less than an hour. I still have the RAW files if I need them.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2019 at 13:52 UTC
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Auricom 007: The two "Z spec" lenses curiously have a huge gap between the rear element to the mount/sensor. If I didn't know any better I'd say they were Fmount spec instead. ILL PASS.

Buy the Nikon S line for the most advanced in optical performance unrivalled by any other.

So I assume you are an optical engineer or just bought into the hype? Some of the best lenses I have ever used have a "huge gap" between the rear element and the mount, especially longer focal lengths. I would imagine most tele primes on a short flange distance camera will have a "huge gap".

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2019 at 02:53 UTC
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gameshoes3003: The 35-150mm lens is quite the interesting focal length considering we haven't seen such zooms for a while.

I agree, this will be great for event shooting! I will likely sell my 24-70 for one of these.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2019 at 15:49 UTC
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