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On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (124 comments in total)

MY two favorite quotes about camera bags, and I can't remember who said either.

When asked how many camera bags he had, the photographer responded: "somewhere between way too many and not nearly eonough."

And ...

"I used to make fun of all of my wife's handbag collection until I became a photographer. Now I just keep my mouth shut."

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 23:59 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

The business model behind the Rescused Film Ptoject is an interesting one. They will develop your old rolls of film in exhange for the negatives and the rights to the images. For a lot of folks this is a fine tradoff indeed. The Project in turn builds a vast collection of salable historical images at a relatively low cost., presumably to license and to develop even more film. And who knows, there may be a Vivian Maier-like find at some point. Overall, I think this is an interesting enterprise both historically and as a business venture. They need to do more than one roll of film to get me interested in supporting. This particular find. But I wish them luck.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 23:45 UTC as 3rd comment
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)

I shoot sports almost exclusively and have a D5. i have several frinds who have the Mark II. No one I know who actually uses these camera talks about this stuff. And no one gives a darn what brand camera you use. They are both outstanding. I guess it's interesting to some people and if that pushes the makers to higher standards, great.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 23:29 UTC as 4th comment

Enough already. I now officially know more about these cameras than I do about many close family members and I've yet to see the one thing that it will take to make me pull the trigger: some actual images.

We've all seen the smattering of shots taken with beta version cameras but at some point, it would be nice to see objective hands-on reviews.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 13:16 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 comments in total)
In reply to:

BiggerDiggler: In two years, BOTH Hasselblad and Sony will be bent over a table with their pants down around their ankles by the newest smartphone technology. They are BOTH going to circle the drain, and so will most of the professional photographers lambasting this abortion, when the next generation of smartphones, pursuant to Moore's Law, will magically turn its ignorant and untrained holder into an unsuspecting Bresson shooting a Leica.

In a $39.95 phone with a two-year contract extension.

Frankly, I will be surprised if Nikon and Canon will be around in ten years, given the exploding capabilities of the smartphone, or ANY professional photographer, for that matter.

What Hasselblad is doing here is a thinly-disguised act of desperation. The writing is on the well. Hasselblad should be congratulated for seeing, albeit at the last moment.

I agree that the ubiquity of cameras in smart devices means everyman is a "photographer." But I have a slightly different take on what path that may lead us down. In the 1930s/40s people thought TV and radio coverage of sports (baseball in particular) would kill in-stadium ticket sales. It did the opposite. It created new fans. I hope smart phone cameras will do the same: build an appreciation for photography and increase market size, But that will only happen if the Nikons/Cannons of the world are able to create devices with the significant performance differentiation from in-devices. That has yet to be seen.

If they fail, we'll be in a different paradigm. Cameras will go in the direction of wristwatches, future relics favored by the old, fashion-conscious or the artiste' set ("e" added for affectation).

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 11:19 UTC
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 comments in total)

I've been involved in some difficult product launches. And here's what typically happens.

80% of the people on the team are frustrated or disheartened by the response. A lot of genuinely professional and well-intentioned people have a lot on the line here. And I feel for them.

20% will insist that the product is the photographic equivalent of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring -- people rioted when it first came out, but over time it was embraced as a classic.

I hope for Hassy's sake the 20% are justified in their optimism. Great company. Great tradition. But this is a tough one. They know the photo community can be brutal.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 20:05 UTC as 103rd comment | 3 replies
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 comments in total)

Be fun to have a Design Your Own Lunar Photoshop contest.

I'm thinking something called the "Rhinestone Cowboy" model white leather encrusted in color beads and swaddled in a leather fringe carrying case.

Or the "Fat Elvis" collectors model with LOTS of gold, a crystal shutter release and an olive green velour case (turquoise clasp, of course)

All I want is a digital X-pan. Is it really that hard.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 19:02 UTC as 108th comment | 4 replies
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