futurewah

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Frank C.: I wonder what camera he used when filming the moon landings

@ Frank C - You don't seem all there, so best I leave you to your ridiculous conspiracy theories.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
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Frank C.: I wonder what camera he used when filming the moon landings

@ Frank C. - Good luck in your bunker.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 18:51 UTC
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Frank C.: I wonder what camera he used when filming the moon landings

@ Valiant Thor

Weird how the landing craft and tracks from the lunar buggies can be seen on the moon's surface then, don't you think?

smgdh

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 02:37 UTC
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PanchoVilla: British period drama? I think I'd rather read endless debates about mirrorless versus DSLRs than subject myself to a self-induced coma!

No problem, you don't have to watch it. With that attitude I doubt you'd get much from it.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 02:32 UTC
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)
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justinwonnacott: Dpreview needs a photo editor to exercise some qualty standards and to vet the integrity of the work they publish.

You need an editor.

'qualty'

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 19:49 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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obsolescence: Congratulations to Hasselblad for moving on a logical forward-looking path! I find this exciting -- a reasonably sized camera system I will aspire to own with pride & pleasure and to use as a workhorse. As the system evolves, I'm sure additional models will incorporate new features and there will be first-class lenses designed and built. For my needs, Hasselblad MUST introduce one or more UWA Tilt-Shift lenses, and enable others to adapt their existing ones (i.e. Hartblei). The leaf shutter with unlimited flash sync is wonderful. I would say medium format digital has a potential new leader.

I guess we can only wait and see.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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LWW: Nice for people with money, not so good for those with enthusiasm or talent.

They aren't mutually exclusive. smh

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:20 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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beckmarc: Great travel camera but it will be a target for thieves

ALL cameras are targets for thieves.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:19 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Teru Kage: First of its kind, yes. Game changer, no.

It's too expensive for most of the consumer market, and the transition to mirrorless isn't a strong enough reason for pro Hassel users to convert.

Why does it have to appeal to the 'consumer market' to be a game changer? Please show me a definition of game changer that complies to your narrow view?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:17 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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EthanP99: Well at least you can mount nikon flashes, but will it be ttl?

Yes.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:13 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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obsolescence: Congratulations to Hasselblad for moving on a logical forward-looking path! I find this exciting -- a reasonably sized camera system I will aspire to own with pride & pleasure and to use as a workhorse. As the system evolves, I'm sure additional models will incorporate new features and there will be first-class lenses designed and built. For my needs, Hasselblad MUST introduce one or more UWA Tilt-Shift lenses, and enable others to adapt their existing ones (i.e. Hartblei). The leaf shutter with unlimited flash sync is wonderful. I would say medium format digital has a potential new leader.

It looks like this camera doesn't have it's own shutter. From what I've seen so far, the shutters are built into the lenses. I don't think you'll be adapting lenses from other manufacturers on this camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:07 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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duartix: Who manufactures this sensor?

Sony.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:54 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: interesting , but for this price it won't be a "game changer"

What has price got to do with innovation? This IS a game changer in medium format.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:54 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Is this the same sensor that is in the Pentax 645Z?

Yes.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
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Leandros S: So far, Aeromexico and Copa Airlines are the only airlines that I could find that will carry this size as hand luggage. I'm not sure how Pelican came up with those dimensions, or to what end. At 55x35x23 - 8mm and 5mm smaller in the two larger dimensions - it would have also fit Air France, Delta, United, Lufthansa, American, Virgin, Jet, Austrian, Malaysia, Nippon, Swiss Global and Swiss International, to name a few of the bigger ones.

So I don't know if they did a squeeze test and found that it fits into the test racks at the check-in desks for these other airlines, too, but you'd think that would be crucial info for a potential buyer of an "Air" branded case.

This ONE case, in a range of SIX, which are marketed as LIGHTER than their original range, is dimensioned and marketed as carry-on. If you bothered to look at their website yourself you'd understand that. The fact you can't separate the word air from aircraft, airline or air travel is your failing, not mine or Pelicans.

Oh, and it's not a snippet. It's the leading and only paragraph explaining the purpose and design criteria for the entire range. Again, something you'd know if you bothered to look at their site. As for being fit for air travel, pretty much any case or bag that meets the weight and size restrictions is fit for air travel.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 01:09 UTC
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futurewah: I'm always amazed there are people stupid enough to buy this sort of product. It's bad enough that Leica produces this sort of thing, but at least their items have a chance of holding, or even rising in value.

Who collects these lenses?

@Yake - Here's hoping. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 19:31 UTC

I'm always amazed there are people stupid enough to buy this sort of product. It's bad enough that Leica produces this sort of thing, but at least their items have a chance of holding, or even rising in value.

Who collects these lenses?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 19:02 UTC as 67th comment | 5 replies
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Leandros S: So far, Aeromexico and Copa Airlines are the only airlines that I could find that will carry this size as hand luggage. I'm not sure how Pelican came up with those dimensions, or to what end. At 55x35x23 - 8mm and 5mm smaller in the two larger dimensions - it would have also fit Air France, Delta, United, Lufthansa, American, Virgin, Jet, Austrian, Malaysia, Nippon, Swiss Global and Swiss International, to name a few of the bigger ones.

So I don't know if they did a squeeze test and found that it fits into the test racks at the check-in desks for these other airlines, too, but you'd think that would be crucial info for a potential buyer of an "Air" branded case.

I'm not sure what part of my post you are not understanding. The Air brand name has nothing to do with air travel. To quote Pelicans own website:-

"The Pelican™ Air case has been designed to cut weight without compromising durability. Our engineers have revolutionized the protector case by reducing structural waste while preserving Pelican's legendary standards of strength. In development for years, the design team challenged the status quo to "add lightness" in every detail."

No mention of air travel in that. This particular model (the 1535) is marketed as carry-on luggage, and I have never disputed that. However, the other 5 cases in the Air range are not. I'm specifically addressing your comment "...but you'd think that would be crucial info for a potential buyer of an "Air" branded case." As I originally said, the Air brand has nothing to do with it's use on aircraft.

Maybe you should check your patronising tone?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
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Leandros S: So far, Aeromexico and Copa Airlines are the only airlines that I could find that will carry this size as hand luggage. I'm not sure how Pelican came up with those dimensions, or to what end. At 55x35x23 - 8mm and 5mm smaller in the two larger dimensions - it would have also fit Air France, Delta, United, Lufthansa, American, Virgin, Jet, Austrian, Malaysia, Nippon, Swiss Global and Swiss International, to name a few of the bigger ones.

So I don't know if they did a squeeze test and found that it fits into the test racks at the check-in desks for these other airlines, too, but you'd think that would be crucial info for a potential buyer of an "Air" branded case.

@Leandros S - Thanks, but I'm familiar with the guidelines. Perhaps you should look up Pelican Air and view all the different sized cases they make in the Air range. Are they all IATA 55?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 18:20 UTC
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Leandros S: So far, Aeromexico and Copa Airlines are the only airlines that I could find that will carry this size as hand luggage. I'm not sure how Pelican came up with those dimensions, or to what end. At 55x35x23 - 8mm and 5mm smaller in the two larger dimensions - it would have also fit Air France, Delta, United, Lufthansa, American, Virgin, Jet, Austrian, Malaysia, Nippon, Swiss Global and Swiss International, to name a few of the bigger ones.

So I don't know if they did a squeeze test and found that it fits into the test racks at the check-in desks for these other airlines, too, but you'd think that would be crucial info for a potential buyer of an "Air" branded case.

The "Air" in the name has nothing to do with it's use on aircraft. The word air is used for this particular range of cases, and denotes the lighter weight compared to other ranges from Pelican.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 23:37 UTC
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