Samuel Dilworth

Samuel Dilworth

Lives in France Paris, France
Joined on Feb 20, 2011

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On article Polaroid sold to new owner (93 comments in total)

Might this portend a new scanner? Polaroid made some great ones back in the day.

A good scanner is the missing link in film photography today. Someone needs to solve this problem before Coolscan prices get much crazier, not least because Coolscans are difficult to use with today’s computers.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 21:19 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (536 comments in total)

What I need to know is: does it have GPS?

It seems the answer is still no. So I’ll wait until Nikon figures out why this feature is important.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 06:01 UTC as 129th comment | 1 reply
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piratejabez: Wanted the LX3, but waited for LX5, then followed up with LX7 and LX100. Now I'm anxiously awaiting the LX100 successor... what a great product line!

Perhaps because it’s expensive to make.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 09:51 UTC
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Samuel Dilworth: My particular LX3:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img922/9831/ccLTDD.jpg

And some photos taken with it (no doubt modern processing would improve the technical quality):

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img341/1510/castoramalarger.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img502/4710/lx3rainatplacedeclichy.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img36/9669/lx3toureiffel.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img2/781/nice3k.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img13/656/kerry1z.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img839/3655/beache.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img843/6258/chevernydogs.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img845/1108/lx3chateautexting.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img715/2756/chateau.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img36/8670/lx3boyonshoulders.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img193/337/lx3lostvespa.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img11/4042/lx3vespaart.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img196/6633/myvespa.jpg

Thanks. The sensor certainly produced attractive results (though the JPEG engine was unusable). And I believe grain – or failing that, noise – is often a good thing in moderate doses.

By the way, I mistakenly thought the last picture (of my Vespa by the sea) was taken with the LX3, but in fact I used a Nikon D60 (another CCD camera). The rest are indeed LX3 photos.

These were photos I had to hand, but seeing them again, I’m tempted to dig into my archive and put together some sort of photobook, reprocessed with current Lightroom or whatever.

The LX3 was for me the realisation of the digital dream. No doubt its timing was right too – just before the ubiquity of camera phones and everything they stand for.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 09:21 UTC

My particular LX3:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img922/9831/ccLTDD.jpg

And some photos taken with it (no doubt modern processing would improve the technical quality):

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img341/1510/castoramalarger.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img502/4710/lx3rainatplacedeclichy.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img36/9669/lx3toureiffel.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img2/781/nice3k.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img13/656/kerry1z.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img839/3655/beache.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img843/6258/chevernydogs.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img845/1108/lx3chateautexting.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img715/2756/chateau.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img36/8670/lx3boyonshoulders.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img193/337/lx3lostvespa.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img11/4042/lx3vespaart.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img196/6633/myvespa.jpg

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 19:52 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies

Absolutely delicious camera.

The LX3 is easily my favourite digital camera of all time, and I’ve had a few big hitters.

Some of my best photographs were taken with this gem, which I bought for its fast lens, good sensor, and beautiful industrial design but ended up keeping for its wide-angle view, reliable focus (including manual focus), and highly functional ergonomics.

A fun read on how it came to be:

https://web.archive.org/web/20120405155423/http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/popup/lx3_interview/

Sadly the LX5 was a retrograde step in some ways, proving – I think – that the sound design of the LX3 was as much fluke as genius.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 13:48 UTC as 71st comment
On photo Only the Lonely in the Song Titles- Only The Lonely challenge (7 comments in total)
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Becksvart: Very nice image, though he didn't look up for the tripod exposure? I don't mean for the shot, but rather for someone observing him for that long.

Not a question as much as a possible reason the subject didn’t look up for 15 seconds. Only a guess.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
On photo Only the Lonely in the Song Titles- Only The Lonely challenge (7 comments in total)
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Becksvart: Very nice image, though he didn't look up for the tripod exposure? I don't mean for the shot, but rather for someone observing him for that long.

Self portrait?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:33 UTC
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sunnycal: 1.6 billion units? Are these cameras we are talking about?

Millicameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
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electrophoto: lovely tactics... get people hooked, then mild 'em dry.

So glad, I don't work with Adobe stuff anylonger.

Got mild?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:11 UTC

I like the box design.

Nice work, FILM Ferrania!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 23:57 UTC as 20th comment
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TonyPM: Is it 35mm?

Rodinal never dies.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 23:55 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (351 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: Still using CS6 on my 6+ year old macbook pro. This makes me wonder if when i finally upgrade my computer will I no longer be able to download CS6, which i piad for, to my next computer. If that option is caput then i guess i will officially be finished with adobe 😱

Many CS6 users upgraded with varying regularity until CS6, but then held that software until today. For an obvious reason.

Of course I understand why Adobe would prefer to charge more for the same thing (or a worse thing, since Adobe no longer has to innovate to get people to upgrade), if customers are dumb enough to allow them to get away with it. But count me out.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 23:44 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (351 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Sorry if this is obvious from reading the story but I just wanted to make sure. I currently have the latest standalone version of lightroom 6 but does this announcement mean I will not be able to buy a standalone version of Lightroom 7 whenever that comes out?

Hogarty’s statement was (a) a long time ago, (b) at the height of Adobe’s PR crisis, and (c) vague, “indefinitely” being essentially meaningless here.

Many Lightroom users have switched to other software or stayed on an older version (5 in my case) explicitly because they were fearful of being forced to rent future versions of Lightroom.

Knowing this, Adobe has said nothing to placate these fears and gain immediate sales. I think that is a powerful indicator of their intentions for the future.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 23:11 UTC
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (173 comments in total)
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maximme: which are the companies still running film production ??

No it hasn’t Greg. The wildly successful ‘La La Land’ currently doing the rounds was shot on film. And many more besides: http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Customers/Productions/index.htm

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (173 comments in total)
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maximme: which are the companies still running film production ??

The big ones are Foma, Fujifilm, Ilford, and Kodak, but several smaller companies are doing interesting things too, e.g. Adox, Film Washi, Maco…

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:38 UTC
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (173 comments in total)
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AndersSJ: Why haven't anybody seen the prosperous market in film manufacturing and processing and started a crowd finding project?

Or is it just whining?

Film processing and especially manufacture have enormous economies of scale. The barriers to entry are also formidable. So they’re not ideal get-rich-quick schemes.

Besides, what could you realistically offer that the market lacks?

The fact is, there is still a large choice of films to buy. We have arguably the most beautiful colour negative film ever made in the Portra range; classic black-and-white films like Pan F Plus, FP4 Plus, HP5 Plus, and Tri-X; the modern and technically impressive Delta range, T-Max 400, and Acros 100; the cheap but wonderful Foma and Kentmere ranges among other low-cost options; and even several colour reversal films (though here the choice has become limited, e.g. no high-speed options since the demise of Provia 400X, though Provia 100F can be pushed two stops).

Most of these are available in rolls and sheets as well as 35 mm cassettes.

I think you’d struggle to find a yawning gap in the market.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 10:28 UTC
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (173 comments in total)
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stevevelvia50: Im sure you meant Ernst Hass's, certainly "not" Eggleston!

I think stevevelvia50 is just objecting to being called a would-be Eggleston when he’d rather be Haas. They certainly both used Kodachrome for years.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
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Albert Valentino: "...ordered to perform community service for Yellowstone Forever." That seems strange as this punisment seems overly harsh, but on the other hand it gives them park access forever as well.

Albert figured that out just fine. He was just making a little joke. It's SRHEdD who has a bit of figuring out to do here.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
On article Leica announces M10 with new sensor, slimmer design (114 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: Leica is an interesting products. If you read specifications, it is at least 5 years behind the top quality cameras. There is no innovation in any shape or form that I can notice. It costs a lot, twice as much as my a lot more capable Canon camera. And yet, there is a real market for it and I have to admit that I would totally love to get the Monochrom version myself. I guess it is not something that you need, because it is by far not the most capable camera...it is something people want. Marketing:-)

Not so much marketing as thoughtful design.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 21:27 UTC
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