FrancoD

Joined on Aug 26, 2010

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On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (249 comments in total)
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krassphoto: Come on, Yongnuo, give us a YN 5D MkIV for, like, 500 bucks, what the heck!

I think that a DSLR like the 5D is a little bit more complex to make than an 85mm lens.
Particularly when you can't just make a copy...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 23:42 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (177 comments in total)
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EwanMC: Impressive image quality for a prosumer camera ... until the Sony DSC-R1 came along a few years later.

The Sony H and T cameras originated with Minolta so not all that surprising that there are similarities/

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
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coldcut: Wow, interesting stuff! If it wasnt for the war, Jaeger-Lecoultre might had continued making cameras, who knows?
Apparently the compass camera has a Kern lens, another great swiss company that has made lenses for the cine industry for a long time (Bolex-Paillard and others).

I wonder what the price was in 1937?

£30 in 1937, about $2300 USD now.
http://www.earlyphotography.co.uk/site/entry_C12.html

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 10:46 UTC
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Sugarsnapphotos: price is now $1999.00, pretty sweet though.

They could just as well buy a Voigtländer Bessa..
And how much is that Bessa ?

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 22:40 UTC
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Cameracist: Wonder how it works on Sony a7...

"Because none of the A7 bodies have a sensor with a curved microlens array, whereas all of the Leica digital M bodies do.
It's real simple. And it's real obvious if you know anything Leica Ms or the SL."

That is the theory but in practice you don't know and neither do I.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 20:59 UTC
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Mike FL: I'm not sure "four elements in four groups" is good enough for this kind of FL.

Rokinon 10mm for sub-frame lens has 14 elements for example.

I see , the 10mm for the NX.
Dead now but some are still available on Amazon.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 04:13 UTC
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Cameracist: Wonder how it works on Sony a7...

how do you know ?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 03:23 UTC
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Mike FL: I'm not sure "four elements in four groups" is good enough for this kind of FL.

Rokinon 10mm for sub-frame lens has 14 elements for example.

Samsung ?
Did you mean Samyang ?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 03:23 UTC
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PhotoKhan: So, a re-branded, hop-on version of a model of the actual innovative leaders in digital imaging makes the parasitic-brand the "pioneers"?

Is it some kind of tea Apple regularly sends you, tech-writers, in white flasks with a black apple logo? Do you have keep ingesting it weekly so the effects does not wear off?

funny thing is that the camera was in fact made by Chinon not Kodak.
Chinon was the manufacturer for the Kodak digital cameras. It became a fully Kodak owned company .

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
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Danny: My first digital cam. In the highest quality setting it could fit 1 image on a floppy.
It had a 1.4 lens if I'm correct.

1.4 was the size of the floppy disk (1.4 MB) the camera probably had an F2 lens (FD 5/51)

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 22:03 UTC
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lspi5225: I had a shoot around 2003 or 2004 for the Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica, CA. where they had a training session for police who investigated rape claims. The Mavica 350 was the camera of choice due to it's recording on a compact (3") cd. This enabled the police to guarantee that the evidence photographed was not manipulated, as the cd could not be erased. If a defense attorney tried to suggest the images had been changed in some way, there was the original disc to counter that claim. I don't know what they do today, since images can be manipulated before they even leave a photographic device. I know there were some Canons (Nikons too?) where some software was available to verify that no changes had been made to the files, but I haven't seen any mention of that in years.

Those CD cameras were used in Australia too for the same reason.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 21:56 UTC

Interesting. For a change I did not know of this camera or maybe I had forgotten about it. I wonder if Fuji had anything to do with it ?
(see the Fuji PR 21)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 7th comment
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stevo23: Clearly we have taken a step backward with all this new gear we have. Bring back the C-211Z! What a great camera! Proof that we don't need more than 2Mp.

Can't see why we need more than 1.8MP. Everything higher than that is just pure greed.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 22:13 UTC
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Xentinus: finally someone has heard...well done Casio!

I was actually referring to those that were comparing it to a Sony A7S2

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 03:59 UTC
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Xentinus: finally someone has heard...well done Casio!

Looks to me that many have been tripping over themselves in the rush to criticise the cameras but forgot to look at the video and understand that it is an action camera to be compared to other action cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 02:20 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000 (59 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: I wonder if this is the same sensor as that in my Canon G2, a camera I still really like?(Own two.)

As I mentioned, i did not need to look on Wiki, I bought and sold them all...

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 02:02 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000 (59 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: I wonder if this is the same sensor as that in my Canon G2, a camera I still really like?(Own two.)

I sold all of those (Canon,Pana,Leica,Sony and Casio) If you compared where the lens/ VF is in the different models as well as most of the buttons you could see that they had a common origin.
Nothing unusual about that, many compact digital cameras have been shared by several brands.
BTW, we used to print an 8"x10" from each camera , the prints did look slightly different from each. The Pana had a Pana look as the Canon looked like the Canon colours as well as the Sony had that Sony look too. Same lens, same sensor , different firmware.
Generally customers bought the brand they knew best regardless of how the prints looked.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000 (59 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: I wonder if this is the same sensor as that in my Canon G2, a camera I still really like?(Own two.)

Panasonic LC5 (that is where those cameras came from...)
The less expensive version was called LC40.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 22:15 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000 (59 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: I wonder if this is the same sensor as that in my Canon G2, a camera I still really like?(Own two.)

Panasonic had two cameras like that Leica had the Digilux 1 and Sony had the DSC 75/85.
Might give a clue of where those cameras came from.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 20:57 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom (48 comments in total)
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SRHEdD: I had the Leica version!
https://www.dpreview.com/articles/7988880748/leicadigilux43

Leica was at the time already dealing with a Panasonic division that made film cameras for them.
Panasonic, Minolta and Leica shared at least a couple of cameras, one was the Leica Mini, also called Riva Mini by Minolta and Panasonic (C525AF) .
Olympus called their version Trip AF Mini .

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 09:55 UTC
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