Richie S

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In reply to:

BigBen08: I'm curious, is there any company still producing new film cameras?

Leica

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2021 at 02:25 UTC
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rcl100: To the Olympus diehards, it's not gloating, it is pity taken upon misplaced loyalty to a brand that was old 10 years ago. Do the right thing, tell your budding photo friends to buy full frame. I was an OM1 fan from ancient times, yes, it had a great run, but for gosh sakes, it's 2021.

The brand that introduced mirrorless cameras to the mainstream was outdated ten years ago?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 03:05 UTC
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Weyskipper: The Lab-Box looks like an interesting idea, has anyone used it? Any feedback on experience with it would be very welcome.

It’s great and works well. It an expense that you don’t need if you learn how to spool film on a reel, but it’s very effective if you don’t want to do that.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2020 at 01:35 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1719 comments in total)

You get the feeling the closest a lot of those criticizing this camera have come to actually using it is a YouTube video.

It’s an exceptionally capable camera and a joy to use.

The flip side to this it really did need a new sensor and things like an upgraded evf. But I’m guessing the money and time was running out.

I’ve already bought one btw - but I also use full frame cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 21:37 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies

Most people just want a camera to record their lives, pictures of,their,family, what they are doing - it has always been that way. Instead of being served by a film camera they would replace every decade with it being left in the drawer and wheeled out for holidays / vacations.

Some people want to take it further down the hobby route as they always have.

We are going back to an industry that looks a lot like it did before the digital boom.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2020 at 04:13 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Leica M10-R review (105 comments in total)

As everything gets more and more complex and more an more capable in the camera world, shooting with the M is just fun. It won’t make you a better photographer but it may help you enjoy photography more.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 03:24 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article 12 Things Not To Do When Buying Your First Film Camera (236 comments in total)

I’m enjoying this film photography content. All the comments about how digital is easier miss the point. Of course it’s easier. I happily ditched my film camera as soon as I bought my first digital - And my old eos100 sat in an old drawer for about 20-years until a few months ago. It never got the use it should have in those days because I couldn’t afford much film and processing.

But now, when I have the wherewithal, there’s something tremendously rewarding about the physical nature of film and the process of taking and developing it - of doing something in the real world rather than the digital - but then I’m a fan of mechanical watches too.

Not sure if it is because pretty much my entire work world exists on a screen that there is a yearning for something real, more tangible. Who knows. I’m enjoying the resurgence of film anyway.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2020 at 02:46 UTC as 34th comment
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Richie S: I’m loving this return to film. Some cheap old gear nabbed on eBay can really scratch that gassy itch too. I’ve bought some of the cameras I lusted over as a teenager. It’s not going to replace my digital cameras or even my phone but it’s fun when you’ve got some time to kill under lockdown. Just wish I could get out and go take a few more - hopefully soon.

The old cameras are also works of art in the way the all the digital wannabes never will be.

Yeah, but I’m not pushing film through at volume. It’s for photgraphic,occasions rather than everyday.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2020 at 20:41 UTC

I’m loving this return to film. Some cheap old gear nabbed on eBay can really scratch that gassy itch too. I’ve bought some of the cameras I lusted over as a teenager. It’s not going to replace my digital cameras or even my phone but it’s fun when you’ve got some time to kill under lockdown. Just wish I could get out and go take a few more - hopefully soon.

The old cameras are also works of art in the way the all the digital wannabes never will be.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2020 at 01:16 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

This is what we all tell ourselves when feeling strong - then late at night after a few glasses of wine and possibly a scotch or two and that “complete purchase” button is there like a siren calling us to the rocks......

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 00:54 UTC as 132nd comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1719 comments in total)

Seem like Olympus has gone for a conservative approach to how they are spending in this sector and are going to focus on margin rather than r&d and new models.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 12:53 UTC as 288th comment | 3 replies
On article Ricoh GR III review (655 comments in total)
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JacquesBalthazar: Ricoh completely owns the large sensor “shirt pocket camera” segment (1” sensor is not same IQ).

It seems so obvious to me that this combination of IQ, features and size is the perfect antidote against the smartphone monopoly: sure, it is an additional device, but just as pocketable, and so much better/easier/faster to use than that a laggy phone. Smartphone for selfies and stellar pocket camera for all the rest.

This is a crucial time for the photography industry, with mass-market dedicated cameras at risk of vanishing completely. So, yes, it is a pity that this iteration of the legendary GR line is underwhelming on key usability aspects. Ricoh had plenty of time for refinement and optimisation of the concept. They missed the target and there is no alternative.

Nikon almost got there with the excellent Coolpix A back in 2013, then dropped the ball. There is still a window of opportunity for someone to crack that nut, and bring out the Minox 35 or Olympus XA of the digital age!

Now if Olympus could get a 43 sensor in an XA body.........

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 03:54 UTC
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)
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mgatov: I'm not sure this a bad thing. It sounds like Apple is giving away the next generation of Aperture and will be updating it for free.

They are simply pushing for continuity between devices, with a common platform for mobile and desktop. Cloud-based files will mean seamless switching between devices and an almost bottomless pit of storage.

Of course once users commit to the cloud it'll be a pain to change platforms, but the gains they get from this vastly outweigh the potential loss of a few advanced users.

In the long run this likely represents a more intuitive, simpler photo-editing process, but with some loss of capability at the very high end.

The benefits to apple vastly outweigh the costs and could offer some great capabilities.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
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