D R C

D R C

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Joined on May 18, 2005

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On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (244 comments in total)

I still use my D80! the only slight faults are that sometimes it overexposes and is noisy at higher ISO'

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 09:36 UTC as 112th comment
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)

Process these images through "Google AI" and you'll have more definition than a Full Frame camera ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 15:47 UTC as 51st comment
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SantaFeBill: This is really a throwback (not that that's bad). Did anyone else notice that the film speed is listed as "ASA" and not "ISO"? I remember setting my GE light meter to ASA 10 to shoot Kodachrome.

The trouble with ISO/ASA is the numbers are getting into 6 digits! as this from the Sony A99 review "100-25600 (expandable to 50-102400)"

If it was in DIN it would still only be a 2 digit number!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
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SantaFeBill: This is really a throwback (not that that's bad). Did anyone else notice that the film speed is listed as "ASA" and not "ISO"? I remember setting my GE light meter to ASA 10 to shoot Kodachrome.

Bring back DIN!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:19 UTC
On photo Two biplanes in the Aircraft formation challenge (1 comment in total)

1957 CASA 1-131E Srs 1000

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 1st comment
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)

Very easy! if you can't get close enough to your subject buy a telephoto lens and if you can't get far enough away from your subject buy a wide angle lens, the third option might be a macro lens.
No mater which you need the question is: fixed or zoom.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 14:10 UTC as 81st comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)

All I can say is: Hair in the gate!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 10:22 UTC as 37th comment
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kodachromeguy: I wonder how many of the "photographers" on this site would have the slightest idea how to use the camera, load film holders, or measure light with a hand held light meter. They could even ponder the deep topics of the universe such as whether their film manufacturer cheats on its ISO or what the equivalence is of the f-stops compared to "full frame".

I do....Linhof, Sinar and DeVere are all cameras that I have used in the past. I wonder how many people (without Googling it) know about Scheimpflug?

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 08:47 UTC
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D R C: No hand grip!!

So is the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 19:13 UTC

No hand grip!!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 19:07 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies
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D R C: I personally have no need for a smart phone, but I would love a good compact camera with a built-in old fashioned mobile (cell) phone.

I have just pulled apart my Nokia 2600 (2004 model) and once the battery is removed there is very little in the case, because it would use the screen of the camera as the keypad so what is left would easily fit in a camera body. Add in the fact that 12 years of progress in the miniaturization of electronics would now reduce the size of such a simple phone.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 13:48 UTC

I personally have no need for a smart phone, but I would love a good compact camera with a built-in old fashioned mobile (cell) phone.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 13:28 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies

As ISO numbers are getting so large is it not time to revert to the old DIN numbers?
For those who are too young to remember DIN numbers: ISO 400 = 27 DIN and each DIN number was a 1/3 of a f stop.
The use of DIN numbers would allow very sensitive sensors to be rated with a two digit number, that would mean that you would could go 24 stops faster than 400 ISO and still be in double figures!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 14:21 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies

When I tried the Nikon P330 I found that it had horrendous lens flare, so bad in fact that I had to return it for a full refund (good customer service from Jessops) I hope the DL 24-85 is a much better camera!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 10:12 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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Kelvin L: I use a 4x5 field camera, and have been constantly on the lookout for an affordable digital alternative with the same lens movement versatility. I like the look of this system (and it's priced sensibly for what it is), but unfortunately it seems more useful for product/macro than location work.

I have a Nikon D800 body, and it seems like Canon is the way to go for a decent range of tilt-shift lenses - a significant investment for a total system swap and 3 TS lenses. Thus the continued use of the Wista field camera.

Sooner or later the 4x5 film supply will dry up and I'll have to take the plunge. Perhaps someone enterprising in Japan (or Kickstarter) can come up with an affordable dedicated wideangle capable flexbody-type digital for the masses - 4/3 format perhaps?

"Sooner or later the 4x5 film supply will dry up" I'm not sure about that partly because of the amount of 5x4 equipment that is sold and bought on ebay at high prices, there seems to unending mass of people who bid and buy this gear. I don't quite know what they are all doing with it, some must take photographs with it. 5x4 colour/color might stop being made, but I bet B&W (film, paper and chemicals) will be made for ages. After all the compact disc/MP3 has not totally killed off the 12" vinyl LP.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 09:35 UTC

I had to return two P330 cameras due to horrendous lens flare, I hope they have improved things with this new one!

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 09:11 UTC as 5th comment

When I had a look at the Panasonic LF1 I thought what a great idea to have a EVF instead of the much maligned (but useful) tunnel ones, but I was disappointed with its EVF resolution, also I found the rear controls too small. So I thought to myself what is needed is a camera like the LF1 but a bit larger and with a better EVF…. Nikon must be mind readers!
I just hope that the P7800 is as good as it looks.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 07:49 UTC as 76th comment | 4 replies

If the EVF is worth looking through I'll buy one !!!!!
But that's a big if.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 08:06 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On photo Waisted in the What Is This? challenge (20 comments in total)

It's a .22 air gun pellet.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 08:47 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Waisted in the What Is This? challenge (20 comments in total)

If you like this sort of thing have a look at this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgixmqEv2EQ&feature=plcp

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 15:32 UTC as 4th comment
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