Andrew in Norway

Andrew in Norway

Lives in Norway Norway
Joined on Jun 18, 2017


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David610: Can anyone explain why Hasselblad was allowed to take the Apollo magazines back to the factory to process the film? Why wasn't Kodak who created the film and the processing process allowed to process the film on USA soil?

All the film shot on the lunar missions was developed in NASA's own laboratories. The film was then duplicated and the originals carefully archived. The originals have, to date, never been handled again. The dupes were then duped again. What Victor Hasselblad got would have been an additional copy made for him of the second generation dupe.

The lunar Hasselblad cameras used a 70 mm magasine. Kodak coated film on thin polyester base which allowed 150 - 200 exposures per magasine, compared with about 100 exposures on standard triacitate safety base. Nine magasines were used during the entire Apollo 11 mission, both colour and B&W. As the press release mentions colour images Hasselblad must have been given dupes of the colour rolls.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2019 at 09:14 UTC
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JMD-70: We'll see if I'm able to even enable the in-camera app!

Edit: still unable to enable "WiFi",...Or "Connect to a Smart Device"! ...and Yes,..."Airplane" mode is disable!

I got SnapBridge to work once (and once only) with each of my D500's, that was a year ago so I gave up. Recently I installed the latest version of SnapBridge 2.5.2 and it works great. The 1.20 firmware update allows SnapBridge to work via WiFi and allows for quicker connecting. If I have a number of pictures and a computer anywhere within 50 meters I'll pull out the memory card and download to the computer - its way faster!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2019 at 17:04 UTC
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StephenMcCloud: Not wanting to have the shutoff problem again, I installed this. Worked on first D500. Bricked the second. Another $300 according to Nikon repair. INSTALL AT YOUR OWN RISK.

I updated both of my D500's today. No problem with either afterwards and both connecting to my iPhone via WiFi. One camera refused to update as the battery was low (47%) but the update went smoothly after I replaced the battery.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 21:33 UTC
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JMD-70: We'll see if I'm able to even enable the in-camera app!

Edit: still unable to enable "WiFi",...Or "Connect to a Smart Device"! ...and Yes,..."Airplane" mode is disable!

Do you have SnapBridge 2.5.2 (the latest version) on your mobile phone?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 21:26 UTC
On article The best lenses for Nikon DSLRs (128 comments in total)

A budget choice for the DX telephoto zoom could be Nikons own 55-200 f/4-5.6 VR II. I have one and it is both light and inexpensive.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2018 at 09:30 UTC as 42nd comment

Two questions:
1. - Is the image laterally reversed (mirror image)? Check the image at 2:13 of the girl in front of a sign.
2. - Do Magny provide you with a back for your camera or do you have to "modify" your present back? If so the camera will probably be useless for taking pictures with 35 mm film ever again.

Considering that 35 mm film and processing is still available, and that Fuji make a camera for their Instax film, and there are small wireless digital printers available, I must conclude that this is a solution looking for a problem.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2018 at 19:08 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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Jerwin: Why is it so difficult to bring a new 35mm camera to the market? Nikon, could you please reissue the fm2n/fm3a? Or bring us a new updated compact? Could anyone get the schematics from Kyocera to simply reissue or update the t2/t3/g2? Nobody wants any of this constant kickstarter nonsense! Passionate photographers and the new generation would like the real deal! Bring it on!

Nikon actually make two SLR cameras that use 35 mm film that are compatible with pretty well all Nikkor lenses, also the ones made for FX DSLRs: Of course there are millions of film Nikons, many little used and in good condition dating from the film era.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2018 at 18:58 UTC
On article DPReview TV: A look back at APS film (390 comments in total)
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AlanG: If you look at the history of films with Kodak, they kept coming out with all kinds of formats and ideas. E.g. 127, sheet film packs, 620, Autographic, a lot of early roll film sizes, 126, 110, APS, disk, 220. The general trend was to push people to smaller formats at higher profit margins.

They all disappeared at various times and the only ones that stuck around in common use were 35mm, 70mm, 120, and sheet films.

The APS system came out in 1996 but Kodak already had produced several series of DSLRs by then.

I always felt that APS was a solution looking for a problem. By the time it was released 35 mm cameras had auto loading, auto rewind and DX code for auto setting of ISO. The only advantage of APS was the ability to short end a film and put the same film back in the camera, which would wind it to where you left off, but that is a very small advantage.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 13:25 UTC
On article DPReview TV: A look back at APS film (390 comments in total)
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mandm: APS was delayed almost 2 years when Fuji backed out of the group of 5, Kodak wanted the film to be the same size as 35mm film with sprockets only along one edge making the image area larger than 35mm; Fuji wanted a smaller film size. Kodak recalled what happened when they came out with 110 and disk film, smaller image area and poorer image quality than 35mm, that's why Kodak demanded the film be the same or larger than 35mm.
Fuji backed out, Fuji knew that Kodak needed Fuji to back the new format for it to succeed and Kodak knew it also, so Kodak gave up and agreed to the smaller APS format film to get Fuji back in.
Why a new format, Patent Rights.
No one made any money on the 35mm format, a new format with a Patent would change that as others would have to pay to make the film, cameras and processing equipment.
The Big 5 were, Kodak, Fuji, Nikon, Canon and Minolta.

Kodak did make a sprocketless 35 mm film. It was called 828. Very few cameras were made in that format.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 13:22 UTC
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Albert Valentino: What is just as, if not more important, would be a time lapse video of chem trails making a clear sky turn into a wave of lines and leaving a grey sky. I see this happening all the time but very few notice it andgive a passing thought to it. In very open areas, like th shore, I have looked up and can witness the stages. For example, looking north might be a blue sky, overhead there are the classic pattern of trials (often two sets never at right angles), and looking south seeing the end result opwhat appears to be a overcast. i didnwitness the three stages and could have laid on my back to shoot it but left my fisheye lens at home. My point is few notice this.

This website has info if anyone is interested

Chemtrails do not exist, so it would be difficult to make a time lapse video of them. For more about chemtrails see here: .

Contrails are made by aircraft at high altitudes and would make a good subject for a time lapse video.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 11:56 UTC

For those of you wondering about the power of these lights in flash mode the guide number of these is 8 at ISO 100. For comparison, a Metz 60 AF-1 flash that can be mounted on the top of a camera has a guide number of 43 at ISO 100. At four meters you will be using f/2 with the Rotolight, whilst the Metz will allow you to use f/11. All of the portraits shown in the Rotolight adverts show a depth of field that scarcely reaches to the subjects ears. This is not so much because the photographer wanted that effect, but because the Rotolight did not give enough light to enable the use of a smaller f/stop.

I use Rotolights for video production, but I haven't even bothered buying the cables to use them as flash units.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 09:49 UTC as 1st comment

I had one from 2009 to 2015. It photographed my wedding (in someone else's hands) and my children in their teens. It fitted my hands nicely with the vertical grip on, and the controls were all in logical places. I no longer have the camera, but if anyone out there is interested in a cheap vertical grip or Metz flash for an Alpha 700 let me know!

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 10:32 UTC as 11th comment

Buy the standard Typ 246 and get an expert to engrave "Oslo" on it. That would be an absolute bargain!

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 14:45 UTC as 9th comment
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