FrancoD

Joined on Aug 26, 2010

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Gesture: Tell us in an article like this just who "Rollei" is.

The brand is and always was Rollei.
Rolleiflex was the name of their high end twin lens reflex cameras and Rolleicord was the amateur version.
But the brand was always Rollei.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 02:30 UTC
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turvyT: It's a rebadged Fuji Mini 90. Just study the external configuration, lens and specs. Same camera, different housing, double price.

I guess sarcasm is not all that easy to detect, but tell me was the comment from DP Review that "it's more than likely they are re-badged..." that gave the game away ? Or was is the bit about taking the same film ?
OK, this is what I meant :
YES WE KNOW THEY ARE RE_BADGED FUJI CAMERAS <EVEN BLIND FREDDIE CAN SEE THAT!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 02:34 UTC
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NaBalam: F12.7 ... not exactly bright

it must have an aperture to let the light through...I think it's F 12.7

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 22:56 UTC
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Eugene232: still hand made in Germany?

it never was made in Germany...

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 22:54 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Is this digital?

Yes, you must use your fingers for it to work.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 22:51 UTC
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turvyT: It's a rebadged Fuji Mini 90. Just study the external configuration, lens and specs. Same camera, different housing, double price.

Really ?
I wonder if anyone else has come to the same conclusion ?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 22:49 UTC

Reserve not met yet..
The seller pointed out that the average price of the known 9 to ever been sold on the net was $55k USD . That should give an idea to would be bidders.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 23:35 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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Marty4650: I like the concept.

Here are a few more suggested topics for future "Throwback Thursdays:"

(All of these were interesting, innovative or generally really good cameras.)

> 1999 - Nikon Coolpix 950
> 2000 - Canon Powershot G1
> 2002 - Panasonic FZ1
> 2003 - Minolta Dimage Z1
> 2003 - The first Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
> 2004 - Panasonic LC1
> 2004 - Canon Powershot Pro1
> 2005 - Kodak EasyShare One
> 2005 - Sony CyberShot R1
> 2006 - Fuji Finepix F30

The QuickTake 100 was made by Chinon not Kodak.
Chinon also made cameras for Kodak who ,in 1998 (4 years later), acquired majority shareholding in the company however was still independent when it made that Apple camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 01:18 UTC
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Marty4650: I like the concept.

Here are a few more suggested topics for future "Throwback Thursdays:"

(All of these were interesting, innovative or generally really good cameras.)

> 1999 - Nikon Coolpix 950
> 2000 - Canon Powershot G1
> 2002 - Panasonic FZ1
> 2003 - Minolta Dimage Z1
> 2003 - The first Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
> 2004 - Panasonic LC1
> 2004 - Canon Powershot Pro1
> 2005 - Kodak EasyShare One
> 2005 - Sony CyberShot R1
> 2006 - Fuji Finepix F30

Great list Marty.
I shot with all of them , never owned one though...

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 09:41 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (211 comments in total)
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acidic: I like how they made it look like a half-Canon/half-Nikon hybrid.

Of course we are touchy, the G lenses have a special spot for us .
Pity it's so hard to find.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 10:00 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (211 comments in total)
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acidic: I like how they made it look like a half-Canon/half-Nikon hybrid.

No, you should inform yourself before you comment.
Minolta had similar lenses in the mid 80's.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 00:30 UTC
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amf1932: I had the exact same camera & Lense that I bought in 1959 from Willoughby's camera store in NYC. If I knew it was going be worth so much I wouldn't have sold it! Oh well, you live and learn.

The standard price with the 50mm F2 in 1959 was $186 in the US, about $1500 now.
However this particular one has a different value because of the low serial number and because it is one of 100 or so made like this.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 23:41 UTC
On photo DSC_7856_sRGB_1600 in nuvolozzo's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

How did you take a photo of MY cat ?
(I love mine...)

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 02:59 UTC as 1st comment
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (338 comments in total)
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Realll: "Overall, the ZS100's photo quality is very good, though not the best in the 1"-type sensor class. The 20MP CMOS sensor captures a good amount of detail, though its lens isn't terribly sharp and JPEG sharpening is on the weak side. Colors lean toward neutral and yellows take on a greenish cast, which can lead to undesirable skin tones."

GOLD???? Really?

I am guessing that it works the same way as it does for boxing at the Olympic games.
There is a Gold medal for the heavyweight and another one for the featherweight and several in between.
In other words DPR thinks that this camera is at the top of its category not the best camera ever unconditionally.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (306 comments in total)
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Camera Newton: $2000????
4 seconds to zoom??????
No PDAF?????
No touchscreen/touch shutter?????

Get the FZ1000 save $1400 and get moving subjects in focus.

How did he get 11 likes with such mistakes in his post?!

Because there is no button for the middle finger.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (306 comments in total)
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Camera Newton: $2000????
4 seconds to zoom??????
No PDAF?????
No touchscreen/touch shutter?????

Get the FZ1000 save $1400 and get moving subjects in focus.

?????????
?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 04:40 UTC
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tjk123: It looks like Pentax guys came for a holiday to New Zealand, as the image of the city by the lake looks suspiciously like Queenstown. Beautiful city I might add. Now I know why the camera is late - they must have been enjoying their holidays too much :-)

Yes, a so so photo of some Remarkables mountains.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 09:11 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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Aroart: Any one know why they call it supper 8. when its so mini..lol... Long live the Bohemian film makers...

BTW, 8mm and Super 8 refers to the width of the film (7.9mm)
the exposed part, frame, is larger with Super 8 because the sprockets are smaller

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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Aroart: Any one know why they call it supper 8. when its so mini..lol... Long live the Bohemian film makers...

yes , it wouldn't be called 8mm if in cm.

It is mm not cm...

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 20:44 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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Aroart: Any one know why they call it supper 8. when its so mini..lol... Long live the Bohemian film makers...

super 8
it was a newer, wider, version of standard (regular) 8mm film
st8 4.5 x 3.3 cm
super 8 5.79 x 4.01 cm

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 02:32 UTC
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