tkbslc

Lives in United States Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Joined on May 30, 2008

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dulynoted: I find this pretty saddening. I was given a full darkroom's worth of equipment a year or so ago and really enjoy the (difficult but rewarding) process of developing my own black and white film and exposing my paper. It is difficult, and I ruined more film that I developed properly at first. But it was really fun.

$60 instead of $50 for a big pack of paper is really going to just make you pack it all up and quit?

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 05:47 UTC
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Leandros S: High quality photo prints are so cheap these days, I don't know why everyone isn't doing it.

Which minuets? Some of those are longer than others.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 05:45 UTC
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GuitarCamera Man: This article is about analog photographic paper , not digital inkjet paper. There was life before digital. It reminds me of kids who were surprised when they found out Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings.

Kids? Anyone who is familiar with the band Wings is probably sending their own kids to college this year.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 05:41 UTC
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Gene J. Paull: What ever happened to the "Law of Supply and Demand"!? Demand decreases, so increase the price! Huh!?

The demand curve shifted, meaning they have to pick a new supply/demand equilibrium point that also lets them sell paper at a profit.

Also, with film being somewhat of a niche product, there also may be a fair amount of inelasticity in the demand curve (meaning demand won't change much with moderate price increases). And I don't think they would necessarily sell more, if they cut prices. Most people don't use film and photographic paper for convenience reasons, not because it is too expensive.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 05:37 UTC
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Jefftan: for 28mm u can digital zoom in a bit to make it 35mm
trust me really no big deal for today 24 MP sensor

u can't do the reverse and make 35mm become 28mm

Cropping from 28 to 35mm leaves only 64% of the resolution and gives you almost a stop less DOF control and noise handling than a native 35mm would at the same aperture. It's essentially like you just switched to an m4/3 sensor.

So a 24MP f2 becomes a 14MP f2.5. (or 16MP becomes 10MP) Yes, that's still decent, but it's not "no big deal". Having the lens you need is greatly preferable.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
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Expat Nomad: $550 in Canada. I was hoping for a bit less, but such is life with the Canadian peso these days.

That's actually cheaper than the U.S. at current exchange rates. $550 CAD trades for $425 USD at the bank.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
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raindance: Honestly to people who complain about Canon, I think Canon tries hard to perfect technology before releasing a new body. I just bought a Canon 6D, it's an old camera compared to most, but the features it does have are way ahead of what I had in my Sony, Olympus, Fuji bodies. It's a rock solid camera that does everything I need and does it very well. Nope it doesn't have some of the cool features the other bodies I owned had, but what it does it does better. Look at "other" companies, instead of perfecting a body they force their users to upgrade every single year. Canon makes a good quality product with a much longer life cycle, I appreciate that. Some people want bleeding edge, I get that and sometimes I like that as well, but I have grown to appreciate quality over quantity over the years.

The 6D has been discounted, but not nearly as much as it would have been had there been a new model.

I agree that the 6D is a capable camera. But having only the option to buy 2012 era tech is not a benefit. That is all I was trying to say. With Sony, you could buy an A7 for cheap, or an A7 II for a little more. Your choice. (Of course Canon has better lenses, but that's a whole different discussion)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 16:05 UTC
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Any chance a 6D II is on the horizon? It's been, what, 4 years now?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:53 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies
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raindance: Honestly to people who complain about Canon, I think Canon tries hard to perfect technology before releasing a new body. I just bought a Canon 6D, it's an old camera compared to most, but the features it does have are way ahead of what I had in my Sony, Olympus, Fuji bodies. It's a rock solid camera that does everything I need and does it very well. Nope it doesn't have some of the cool features the other bodies I owned had, but what it does it does better. Look at "other" companies, instead of perfecting a body they force their users to upgrade every single year. Canon makes a good quality product with a much longer life cycle, I appreciate that. Some people want bleeding edge, I get that and sometimes I like that as well, but I have grown to appreciate quality over quantity over the years.

A long product life cycle is great for those who buy at launch. But you just bought a 4 year old camera. Meaning that if you get a few years use out of it, you will be shooting with a 8 year old camera.

I don't think Sony, etc, "forces" any updates. It just gives the option for people who are buying a new camera to actually buy a new camera. Not a 4 year old one that is still being sold new in the box.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
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tkbslc: Fuji really needs a pancake kit lens to go with their smaller/cheaper cameras. Who wants this big clunky lens?

Well I don't think a pancake kit zoom is going to be fast, but at least it helps it to handle like a compact. And ALL the competition has one now. (Panasonic 12-32, Sony 16-50, Olympus 14-42 EZ, Samsung 16-50, Canon 15-45, Nikon 10-30)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:40 UTC
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tkbslc: Now all we need is a 56mm f2 WR to pair this with.

I like 100mm equiv as a portrait lens option, but I think an 85mm equivalent pairs better with a 35mm equivalent as an all-around pair.

I do agree that 50 is a touch too short to be ideal on APS-C.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:30 UTC
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noflashplease: Fuji already had this focal length covered with the 23mm F/1.4, which is only $200 more at the moment? Besides, they also have a 27mm F/2.8 pancake which is $100 less at the moment. It's good to see Fuji developing their lens ecosystem, but all the same, redundancy is redundancy. Enough already. It's time for something new.

Personally, I'm done investing in APS-C bodies and lenses. It's time to Fujifilm to move beyond APS-C as well, whether it's full frame or medium format mirrorless.

$200 more while on massive rebates. Normally it's double the price.

Plus it isn't WR, is it?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:29 UTC
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tkbslc: Fuji really needs a pancake kit lens to go with their smaller/cheaper cameras. Who wants this big clunky lens?

It's not good size-wise, though.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:32 UTC
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AgentO: A7RII from last year says "meh". Too little too late Canon.

Can the Sony do Motion JPEG, though?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:31 UTC
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cirtapfotos: Soon will be forgotten, when Sony's New A9 Professional Arrives, and Nikon's D900 with Moonroof. lol

With the Sigma adapter, A sony A7 R II is pretty much native EF mount.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:30 UTC
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James Booba: From someone whos interested in video ... 4K 1.74x crop. Aha.

Next news...

wt*f Canon are you kiddin me?

Well it's 1.64x, but I agree. Might as well grab a Panasonic for under $1000 at that point.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:29 UTC

Fuji really needs a pancake kit lens to go with their smaller/cheaper cameras. Who wants this big clunky lens?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:15 UTC as 57th comment | 5 replies

Now all we need is a 56mm f2 WR to pair this with.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:12 UTC as 38th comment | 5 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: With all these alternatives, it's surprising that we get in the habit of using Photoshop and just keep paying. You can look at something like Affinity Photo and get an idea of what PS should sell for, if it was something you could own. No wonder Adobe loves, loves, loves subscriptions.

Having to charge $900 on a credit card because I don't have that much disposable income sounds like a quicker path to debt.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
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maxnimo: If it doesn't have layers, masks, advanced filters, color curves, brushes and text tools then it's not a Photoshop alternative.

Now you are getting the idea. That's why these cheaper alternatives were listed and the whole point of the article.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 03:17 UTC
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