darinb

Lives in United States Montara, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.darinboville.com
Joined on Oct 18, 2005

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Not to be pedantic, but the headline should read "Zeiss has discontinued its SLR Classic series of lenses."

Cosina didn't end production against Zeiss's wishes, I assume? Rather, Zeiss decided to end production of their older lenses, as expected, since the Milvus line is a direct replacement... (And the Milvus line was launched by Zeiss, not by Cosina.)

Weird fixation on subcontractors. It's like saying the new iPhone X was just launched by Foxconn.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 05:27 UTC as 22nd comment | 12 replies
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TakePixWAnyDevices: Why there is no car company remake cars exactly like 1920’s and sell them at super high prices claiming keep driving simple and have everything manual? Because there are not enough stupid people willing to pay for them, unlike camera fanboys, we have plenty of them.

Actually....there's major renewed interest in typewriters. A new movie. California Typewriter, is out. Tom Hanks is a big collector, he has a book out. Chronicle books just published a book on typewriters. I used a few for a video project and my nearby typewriter repair guy (who sells them, too) reports record sales of used units. Lots of people are trying to find a way to get back to writing, it seems, without all the temptations of Twitter, Amazon, e-mail, etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 23:41 UTC
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arhmatic: If some of you are trying to make a case for more regulations on drones, please don't. The reality is, there is always some idiot that would endanger others, given a simple chopstick or whatever.

@arhamatic Well, yes, the simple chopstick is a metaphor for something--but what?

(Note: Imagine, open cockpit biplane, simple chopsticks shot out of a large sling, pilot not wearing goggles. I think I may be near to your point....)

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 07:56 UTC
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arhmatic: If some of you are trying to make a case for more regulations on drones, please don't. The reality is, there is always some idiot that would endanger others, given a simple chopstick or whatever.

I'm curious how a simple chopstick could cause a disruption similar to that depicted in the video, or damage a plane in the way feared by the airport controllers?

Please report back.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 00:28 UTC

The mist in Michael's photos and the wide angle lens used hide most of the horrors.

They built a dam in the river. Where? Right into the falls itself. Then they built houses. Where? Right on top of the falls itself. Then, of course, the power-generating equipment and the wires.

When I was last there this past summer only the leftmost portion of the channel of the falls was open. Pathetic and ugly.

This is not a national park. This is not a state park. The local power company controls the dams and thus the falls. The *city* of Twin Falls has built a small park at along the south rim to view the falls, with a $3 admission and a chintzy tourist souvineir shack in the parking lot.

This is one of the great waterfalls of North America. How it has been treated is deeply shameful.

Google the photos of Timothy O'Sullivan to see the falls in their natural state.

The Shoshone Falls is the awful poster child of what happens to our great natural resources when the go unprotected.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 07:25 UTC as 8th comment
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darinb: I can see that Dijkstra's work can be a little hard to "get" at first but the key to "getting" her is to understand that the things she is usually after is that magic moment of transition. I think the best intro to her work isn't the photos linked here or even her photos at all but a series of videos she did in Liverpool, and one video in particular. This is a cell phone video shot by a visitor but I think the magic still comes though a little.

It appears the subject was in the basement of some blue-collar club, apparently alone with the camera. (?)

Have a look, maybe a few times, and go from there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXjJXmp4ork

Why does the young woman in the video look uneasy to you? Why does she look unhappy?

I think you need to watch it again.

--Darin

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 11:09 UTC

I can see that Dijkstra's work can be a little hard to "get" at first but the key to "getting" her is to understand that the things she is usually after is that magic moment of transition. I think the best intro to her work isn't the photos linked here or even her photos at all but a series of videos she did in Liverpool, and one video in particular. This is a cell phone video shot by a visitor but I think the magic still comes though a little.

It appears the subject was in the basement of some blue-collar club, apparently alone with the camera. (?)

Have a look, maybe a few times, and go from there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXjJXmp4ork

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 09:50 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
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Sean65: It's now got to the stage that it is cheaper to buy a new printer than to replace ink cartridges when they run out. Never seen such a rip off market in my life. Ink is more expensive than gold.

Well, *if* they came with a full set of 700ml carts (the older ones came instead with 330ml carts--I have no idea about these), and *if* the ink ran out evenly, then you might be on to something. Unfortunately they don't. I bought a 8400 last year. Should have bought it many years ago.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 22:41 UTC

>>Zeiss says it has made focusing rings with particularly long action to make precise focusing easier,<<

The rotation angles appear to be the same as the ZF.2 line.

--Darin

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 20:32 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies

I don't think that anyone has commented yet on the fact that the front of this lens indicates that its filter size is...wait for it...82mm.

I want one. I need one.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2012 at 22:41 UTC as 15th comment
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