Tom_A

Joined on Aug 19, 2010

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The Rolleiflex is a perfect camera for methodical photography as it slows you down. I love it and craved a 2,8 Xenotar more than a Leica in the day! Made plenty of great b&w prints from it. So portable, such high quality. A perfect digital camera for me would be a rolleiflex with a 36mp 6x6 sensor, no need for a screen even.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2021 at 12:18 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

This is impressive and will yield much better looking amateur clips.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 11:04 UTC as 102nd comment | 3 replies

Very cool walk around camera.
I kept my old xe1 with 27mm lens for that, the results are still good, though of course it is, while compact, not as pocket-friendly small as this and has no IBIS either.
Might eventually buy this if my xe1 dies one day.
It would also be good to read a comparison vs the latest x100.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 05:06 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Home at last: a travelogue with the GFX 50S II (122 comments in total)
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ProDude: I'm not seeing anything my Canon R5 won't duplicate easily. Especially the higher ISO's which surprised me. At ISO6400 the output of my R5 will easily compare to what I'm seeing here.

Wonderful you just saved yourself a lot of money because you don't see difference, and meanwhile the GFX users and their customers as happy as well with the results from their gear.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2021 at 05:17 UTC

This looks like a capable creative tool. The main question is, how does it compare with cheap older 2.8 and 2.5 135mm manual lenses you can use with an adapter? Is the modern coating and CA better?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2021 at 05:14 UTC as 9th comment | 10 replies

Nobody complains here about “the red dot is for boasting and makes half the price”?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2021 at 01:36 UTC as 10th comment | 27 replies

This project was delusional. But that does not make all photography related Kickstarter campaigns problematic. I got the Kamlan 50mm 1.1 MK2 and 28mm 1.4 at a hefty discount via kickstarter, but I knew it was an small but established company that uses the channel for marketing.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2021 at 04:21 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
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robertfel: Great camera.
But I feel terrible for anyone that bought the camera 31 days ago.

@manos what else? Well maybe a successor coming soon.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 08:21 UTC
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Tim McClanahan: The big problem is with the EF mount. Should have been a mirrorless mount for maximum flexibility. Same problem with the Pocket 6K Pro. I'm hoping they learn this lesson before the next round of cameras.

It has a super35 sensor which is common for high end projects. Good luck connecting that to a smaller image circle lens. And a smaller sensor would not offer 80mp with 800iso base iso…

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 08:16 UTC

46mm diameter is unfashionably big now and it is pretty thick at 14.5mm, you will bump into things with it.
Plus, there is the movement that they used. The 8 series Miyota is reliable but basic with a stuttering second hand. At this price level they should hve aimed for at least a 9015 variant.
I like mechanical watches. Saying that a phone or a cheap timex also work misses the point. It is for people who appreciate the charm of something composed of vibrating elements can be accurate to say 2 to 20 seconds per day, depending on the model. It is for people who appreciate a TLR, a Nikon F2, a Leica M4 etc.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2021 at 02:30 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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Peter1976: It is not for me, but I can imagine that it might look nice if you would portrait people that dress up like in the days when wet plate photography was actually going on.
I like the idea of having a photo of myself the style it/I would look like if I were living back in that days (clothes, hat, beard, monocle...). Of course it is a small step to being kitschy, I know...
The technique asks for other motives than smiling girls in a white modern top, I think, but that's just my5cent ;).
Thanks for sharing, Markus!

In contrast, when I experimented with ancient processes, I found it cool to apply to modern subjects, not classic pictorialist landscapes and the like.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2021 at 13:21 UTC

His website has some wonderful examples.
Ancient techniques do not need to stay in the past, they can stil yield gorgeous images. I have experimented with other old techniques gum bichromate and bromoil myself and I loved the results.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 17:25 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

I have and occasionally still use a few medium format film cameras, in sizes 6x 4.5, 6, 9 and 12.
The most enjoyable to use is a fuji ga645. It is a fixes AF lens compact in steroids. Excellent image quality and portable.
Yes a full frame digital camera is at least as good without the hassle but there is a nice tonality to the fuji’s images.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 04:34 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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TheLinguist: Good shots what’s great is that there’s no suspect photo that paid to win from the Chinese

Sure dude.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2021 at 13:58 UTC

Well it is more and more lovingly remembered than the Hasselblad Lunar, that is for sure.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2021 at 06:53 UTC as 20th comment
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Tom_A: I like to use my iphone. Yes, I prefer my fuji but it is not always in my pocket.
And an advantage of the phone, if you hand it to someone to make a photo of you and family, the picture will almost certainly be good. With my Fuji, i don’t know how they do it, but often a tree in a corner at the back is in focus.
Sometimes I am tempted to sell all my gear and replace it with a q2M and keep the phone for all day to day shots

Well, more and more towards the high end, since casual users stay more and more with their phones.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2021 at 00:51 UTC

I once read a review about this lens that found significant vignetting but don’t notice it here while many photos look like they were taken with max aperture.
Images look excellent actually

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 10:01 UTC as 11th comment

I like to use my iphone. Yes, I prefer my fuji but it is not always in my pocket.
And an advantage of the phone, if you hand it to someone to make a photo of you and family, the picture will almost certainly be good. With my Fuji, i don’t know how they do it, but often a tree in a corner at the back is in focus.
Sometimes I am tempted to sell all my gear and replace it with a q2M and keep the phone for all day to day shots

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 03:14 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies

I have a perfectly serviceable Light Meter app on my iphone that I used already with my meterless Rolleiflex and Fuji 690 cameras.
You can order the white globe gadget for it to measure incoming light and maybe I will.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2021 at 05:39 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Apple M1 iMac vs. Intel PC for photo/video (485 comments in total)
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Video-vs-photo: We need to remember that MacOS/iMac is very niche product on the market. This is how it is in the last 3 decades and most probably it is how it will be. And this is not without a reason!
Apple are alive and rich just because their iPods/iPhones.
Also world is not North America and Western Europe! And Apple are with very limited retail/service/warranty coverage outside of this countries.
Even in East Europe it is difficult to get something more than 1 year warranty and extended service!!! You can buy Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Asus or even parts for assembling with better warranty and LOCAL service!
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So it is not just what we like or what will be faster! Simply there is no replacement for assembled/OEM PC for the Largest part of the world! You can not beat the price for flexibility/upgradeability and maintenance.
In this article we are targeting very specific and small demography. Something like max 500 000 000.

@Bolton - ancient history from 1995 or so, has no bearing on today.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2021 at 05:46 UTC
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