beckmarc

Lives in Australia Australia
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Interesting photos and article. He is a talented photographer and he also can develop Kodachrome in colour at home.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 15:39 UTC as 2nd comment

I suspect it won't be long before the comments section gets locked as things are getting a little heated.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 15:48 UTC as 25th comment
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sgt gatr: Seems like just another article trying to paint anyone who dared to vote for Trump is a backwards redneck or white trash racist. The marginalization of Trump supporters is staggering and shows how out of touch far left liberals really are.

Trump supporters should not be marginalised. They should be respectfully listened to and their issues addressed. Democracy is a wonderful thing and we are the stronger for it

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (223 comments in total)
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pcrossing: I really like Marko's photos. I'm still processing why he shoots wide open and I'm thinking perhaps that gives the look which I really like. I like the fact that he doesn't over process the images... overall tone is very appealing.

A very good point @pcrossing. The understated post processing really makes for much more appealing images.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 04:10 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (223 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Impressively good shots. That's one skilled photographer with some great tools in hand.

Yes i agree great shots from a very skilled photographer

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 04:08 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (223 comments in total)
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MichaelCourtney: Why would one buy a Nikkor 28mm f1.4 for 2K, when there's a relatively new Nikkor 24mm f1.4 for 2K?, one that's received excellent reviews and scored impressively on DxO Mark?

I think that the point of a large camera system is to have this type of choice. Arguably that was a key part of Nikon's success with the original F mount SLR. They offered a a large range of lenses and accessories.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 04:03 UTC

Here is a photo essay from the UK touching on some of the same themes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/views_from_an_average_town

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 03:59 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
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steelhead3: The misconception of Trump voters is that they are the underclass; in reality they average $70,000 a year. Just like in Germany in the 30's, the middle class (always fearful) is his mainstay.

Although salaries for ordinary jobs are low in the US 70,000 is hardly a big pay packet. In Australia we use the term "forgotten people" in politics and these people fit that group. That is they are not homeless or poor in that sense but neither are they doing well economically. The left and the right have focussed on other groups as a priority and look what happens. Brexit and Trump being the most stricking examples. It will be interesting to see if May can hang on in the UK or whether the uk will elect a very populist left wing government. Great photo essay. We are living through a significant point in history and the more photographers document it the better.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 03:32 UTC
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cdembrey: Magazines. in general are dying. Is there a place in this modern world for a printed limited edition? My guess is no.

Hi I was aware of the true definition of a zine. I was insinuating that they are trying to adapt this style of publication for marketing purposes.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 07:20 UTC
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///M: can we get a Kodachrome lab and some film please please please ;)

Amen to that

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 03:15 UTC
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Glen Barrington: I 'guess' this has a place in the world, just not MY world.

Yes fair comment . It is aimed at a specific audience and it is OK not to want to buy a copy if it is not what floats your boat. I personally love this kind of zine/magazine. Each to their own

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 03:14 UTC
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cdembrey: Magazines. in general are dying. Is there a place in this modern world for a printed limited edition? My guess is no.

Large run magazines are currently dying it is true but the so called zines are flourishing. Limited run zines made by artists sell out quickly. Kodak are just targeting their audience by adapting the zine approach. I will be buying a copy iif they ship to Australia.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 03:10 UTC
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mxx: Another cynical use of a once trusted trademark?

No I think it is tapping into the rise of the zine. These limited run photography and arts zines sell out very quickly as a rule. Clearly it is marketing focused on their current customers who are by and large not the adverage DP review audience but the younger arty demographic who read and make zines. Let's face it they are selling more film and it is this group who are buying . It is just good marketing and good luck to them

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 03:04 UTC
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MistaHaid: I am the First? It seems the others sent handwritten Letters to the comments section...

I am very pro film but your comment just cracked me up. Very clever

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 02:51 UTC

This product highlights the potential for camera manufacturers to put more functionality into their cameras with more powerful computer processes etc. the iPhone does many of these things already with its high end CPU able to handle the data. Imagine combining iPhone level computational power, a full frame sensor and high end glass

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 22:19 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply

The $50,000 goal seems very low to bring such a project to market.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 22:12 UTC as 106th comment | 2 replies
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Tim Gander: Andy Warhol is seen using the first camera with a built in phone. It didn't take off at the time because he owned the only one.

What camera does Andy have in his hand?

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 19:43 UTC

The Nikon SPX, that would have been amazing. TTL metering on a rangefinder at that time would have potentially taken the fight up to Leica. I suppose they did any way with the Nikon F and the rise of the SLR leapfrogging the rangefinder cameras anyway.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 12:33 UTC as 12th comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (540 comments in total)

4K is one area where canon is weak because they reserve it for their high end gear. If Nikon can exploit this they may be able to compete better with canon at this level.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 06:36 UTC as 126th comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (540 comments in total)

This looks like a very good and keenly priced camera. However is it enough to encourage people to grade? May be not from the 7200 but previous model owns might find enough here to warrant buying it. The point is that we are reaching a saturation point where older DSLRs are very good. Or at least good enough. In Nikon bright out more high end DX lenses this might both encourage new customers to the brand and leverage their current customer base by selling more glass to them.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 06:33 UTC as 127th comment | 3 replies
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