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Ilford HP5 and Fujicolor 200 / Portra 160.
I used both of them. I really also liked and used Tri-X and Agfa Ektar.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:44 UTC as 8th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (177 comments in total)
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FLruckas: Bag of bolts.
Proprietary file format.
Ate batteries like crazy.
Mine still works.
Was my travel camera for many years.
Tethered to an external battery.
Loved the articulating EVF.
And it switched to B/W in low light.
Almost see in the dark.

Aldus was a great house... Adobe wouldn't never be what it is now if they never bought them. Dimage was a literally hot camera and battery eater. The only hottest cam I remember was a JVC's videocam I cannot recall its type.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
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borgein: Arfh. The biggest deciding factor on how film "looks" nowadays is the SCANNER and the person using the scanner, and how the tiff files are processed to taste, not the film itself (at least for color film).

Speaking of color film (positive/negative) it used to be the way you say by the moment there was the need for any kind of reproduction for press. Btw if u have a calibrated color workflow and serious scan equipment you can always "see" the actual colors of the chemically processed film.
Not to mention that in the recent past (80s) we couldn't even see some sort of color in real time before scanning.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:21 UTC
On article Google AI adds detail to low-resolution images (150 comments in total)

I think that it was Matrox's R&D they had a serious work in sub pixel structure back in the 90's...

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 10:06 UTC as 24th comment
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aris14: The only problem I see in this cam is that it cannot dim the spectators... Arena's designers and architects have to solve this "problem"...

I say the second option is more adequate in this case.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
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Slouch Hooligan: Manufacturers of electronics, among others, are shifting from a "push" marketing model(high volume, low margin) to a "pull" marketing model(low volume, high margin). To make this work they must be careful to not overproduce high demand items. This serves to enhance the perceived desirability of those models thus enabling the high retail prices such as those we have been seeing in new flagship model cameras.

True! Buy as we all know you have to have a product to do this. And if you have a good product even better. And marketing wise u have to be careful with this tricks. If a company cannot fiddle these tricks their next product is more than sure that will cope with a lot of skepticism...

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 12:24 UTC
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (186 comments in total)

Kudos to DxO...!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 11:18 UTC as 8th comment

The only problem I see in this cam is that it cannot dim the spectators... Arena's designers and architects have to solve this "problem"...

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:48 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies

I wonder how many people today could use this cam... A fine example of miniaturization...

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 12:47 UTC as 10th comment
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)
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JakeB: There's just a certain 'something' about those shots. An aura. A 'feeling.'

It would be ridiculous to suggest that any other manufacturer's camera/lens combinations costing a tenth of the price could create this 'look.'

It's almost like Leica sprinkled a little, well, let's call it 'pixie dust' into their cameras and lenses and that magic travels along the lens to the sensor and is captured along with the rays of light.

Or perhaps the sensor itself contains this pixie dust and thus imbues the image with the 'aura.'

No matter how it works, one can immediately spot this 'Leica look' that no other camera is capable of creating. It positively glows from each image.

Money well spent, I'd say.

I see what you mean and no matter what other guys comment the Leica images have this touch. I think that only few people can see it and to my opinion any good glass can produce fine images in our days. Worse than that is the fact that a touch only in post processing can add this look to practically any printed image from practically any cam, not to mention that all major brands's flagships they have their aura in capturing an image at least of equal character. Leicas are adorable, but purpose wise aim to a special audience that can afford it just for the shake of the "dot"...

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 11:24 UTC
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aris14: Νon Adobe RGB color space..? I am really trying to figure out why Leica has omitted it...

@lancet , this is known to everyone has some elementary relation with photography. What I am trying to figure out is the concept of Leica marketing staff for this "extravaganza", i.e do they know something we don't..? Having to do with the potential buyers, that is...

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 09:59 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (169 comments in total)
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T3: People who are complaining about the price of this camera really out to get a life. Buying a Leica is like buying most luxury items: it's not really about the dollars-and-cents practical value or bang-for-your-buck. There are plenty of women in the world walking around with $5000+ handbags. Hermes Birkin bags go for anywhere from $10K to $80K, depending on what material it's made of-- and that's for a handbag! There are people in the world who are spend $10,000+ for a single first-class plane ticket as we speak! Go to a place like United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Brunei, etc, and you'll see plenty of very wealthy people who would think nothing of spending $10-20K on Leica gear. There are plenty of very rich people in the world. This is not a camera for your average Walmart shopper.

You did it as worse as you could... I think that people who really like to shot with a Leica will issue something like "Wanted for he knows why" with a reward of a full kit of the new cam...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:02 UTC

Νon Adobe RGB color space..? I am really trying to figure out why Leica has omitted it...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:50 UTC as 117th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)

Cudos to Canon for its R&D dpt, no matter if only a few of its works aiming to broad audience. In periods like this where the R&D expenses are declining, the fact that a manufacturer keeps a strong R&D dpt, is good news.
Mind you that I am not a Canon fan.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 10:48 UTC as 22nd comment

Low bred art, if that's art anyway...

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 11:18 UTC as 18th comment

Sometimes is better chewing a gum than talking...

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 10:03 UTC as 65th comment
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)

Since the global investment in R&D in practically every sector is going down, the companies they produce have to buy the companies they made up their reputation upon R&D and quality manufacturing, so to produce highly esteemed goods. And in rather good price, I guess.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 12:13 UTC as 12th comment
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aris14: This is not just a cam.
It's a statement.
The statement of a manufacturer's interaction with clients and the way this manufacturer chooses to serve his purpose and mission.

I think that they charge less than if it was a Canicon or Sony staff...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 10:52 UTC

A serious all rounder tool capable to produce a movie or images for a photography exhibition. Now, there is some people who own better cams, who cares..? Not even themselves...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 10:29 UTC as 3rd comment
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (119 comments in total)

A reliable mini partner in most cases...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 10:20 UTC as 20th comment
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