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As soon as Nikon announced their D5 I know that we'd hear something from Canon any minute. My 1Ds's have held up remarkably well under regular use. I'm torn though between buying a 5DS-R for studio use and a 5D for field /PR use or just go with the sturdier 1Ds for both. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 16:33 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
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villagranvicent: If Leica really want to honor the Panda and show its "profound interpretation of environmental protection" they should donate some of the profits to Chengdu and the people who take care of those bears. Other than that is simply marketing BS.

Supposedly when Porsche named one of it's models the Cayman, they pledged some portion of profits to preserve the Caiman. This is not confirmed.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 01:00 UTC

Actually there was a mythical digital Nikonos. Whether or not this thing actually existed or it's some clever CGI is a matter of debate. You can be the judge.
Yes, many of us would love a truly professional type ruggediized DSLR or high end mirrorless that we don't plan on taking down to nuclear submarine crushing depths. I think the main impediment to the existence of such a camera are market forces.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 16:38 UTC as 6th comment

I broke into a cold sweat just reading the headline; I would pack away my M cameras with fresh desiccant when there was even the prediction of rain!
Yes ad another 40 to 50 percent in price for anything EU produced and expect less performance, coupled with poor reliability compared to Asian counterparts. That's the way it goes.
But, then again Nikon never had the intestinal fortitude or the spheres to produce a digital Nikonos (always sounded like a mythical Greek island) . So hats off to Leica or Panasonic, or whoever they are. I'm going to to re-certify my SCUBA in any case.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 23:06 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

Never a good sign when you have to sell such plans. There is no product sole in the entire universe that has a higher profit margin than insurance.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 2nd comment
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scottcraig: Whatever happened to the good old days when your tripod was bulky enough to be used as a weapon to defend yourself is someone ever tried to steal your camera. :)

. I have some Gitzo's like that. Carbon fiber one's are looking ever more attractive as I get older. Airline security once thought my 25 year old cast-aluminum body mono-pod was a truncheon. Oh well. My long standing philosophy on tripods is that there is good, light and cheap - pick two. But these are so adorable! Good match for a diminutive mirrorless camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 14:12 UTC

HISTORY LESSON: A box? Really? Kodak couldn't keep Fotomat from using their color yellow and font in court. Well, no love lost here in Massachusetts where Polaroid did a scale model Enron with their retirees; screwed them and the local economies due to their own greed and hubris. Polaroid was at one time in a better place during the late '80s and early '90s to make the digital transition. Instead the oligarchical corporate frame work left in place by Ed Land saw it differently. All the brilliant engineers, physicists, chemists and photo scientists left in droves like rats from a sinking ship. Polaroids' answer was to close up shop and leave vested employees with nothing. Hope the group that owns their licensed name loses this case.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 13:51 UTC as 11th comment
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Seagull TLR: It reminded me of good old-DOS days. Lotus 1-2-3 sued the Twins, VP-Planner, Quattro Pro and VisiCalc for looks and feels.

I actually know what you're talking about which really shows my age.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 08:21 UTC
On article BOOMR camera strap features unique bungee design (53 comments in total)
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alextardif: Someone failed their Physics 101 class in high school, didn't they?

..."Bungee cords are extremely strong BLA BLA BLA ... and significantly decrease the weight load of carrying a camera around your neck or shoulders..."

Um, no, it doesn't decrease the weight load. 5lbs around your neck is... still 5lbs around your neck no matter what you attach it by.

Elasticity will provide shock absorption sure, but no one is running a marathon around with their camera just dangling around, regardless of the strap design. I'm all for innovation, but this is poorly thought through with drawbacks FAR outweighing any perceived benefits. And it's fugly too.

Maybe the Star Wars edition will have an anti gravity feature built in as well -perhaps I read too much science fiction.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
On article BOOMR camera strap features unique bungee design (53 comments in total)

pHysics and metallurgical chemistry take a holiday . Yes the elastic material (rubber bands) inside of the bungees doe does increase the weight endured over a longer period of time through the expansion and contraction cycle but the net weight is the same. mOst professionals prefer to have the equipment they're carrying close to their bodies and not have the weight load shifting or bouncing about; weather it be a heavy camera or large weapon.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 08:04 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

Two hundred and fifty thousand miles away, two thirty-nine year old men, were in a fourteen by twenty foot spacecraft, covered in gold plastic, called the LEM. With the help of a sixty-pound computer that had seventy-four kilobytes of total memory they were making their descent to the lunar surface, upside down, at about twenty-five feet per second.
With FILM cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 17:10 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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JackM: This is a joke, right?

I was hoping it was; checked the publish date and it wasn't April 1st. Maybe it's one of those, "joke-a-day" columns.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 12:42 UTC

My computer just dope slapped me for taking time out of my life and wasting electricity for reading such nonsense. I guess it works.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 12:39 UTC as 55th comment
On article Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X (321 comments in total)

If this camera were weather proof it would be everything. How much do you suppose it would add to the cost?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 11:24 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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narddogg81: lot of effort to get something thats not terribly interesting to look at

A lot of Europe is that way; your told (on tours) that the process is equally if not more important than the product.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 11:38 UTC
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christom: Aerial camera? Military?

A more interesting story would be the ultimate aerial camera ever made, the one that was on the SR-71.

The all black finish would indicate at a mil-spec theme. I'm sure a branch of the military could order enough of them w/o any white lettering as well. I wonder how/if it is set up to be remotely controlled by a one pilot or if I dare say it, a drone aircraft? Otherwise information I have found on the black bird's K38 camera have been spotty at best. Aerial Ektachrome anyone?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 11:31 UTC
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christom: Aerial camera? Military?

A more interesting story would be the ultimate aerial camera ever made, the one that was on the SR-71.

Yeah I guess that a 9-inch roll film camera with a focal plane shutter able to depict objects less than a foot in diameter at altitudes over 80,000 feet and able to withstand a 500 degree temperature range...did I mention the polished beryllium mirror?
Pretty tame stuff I guess. I'd write more but the folks from the Government are at my door at the moment.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 06:37 UTC

Don't fret over being spied on; people using this camera will be using it to record images of interesting things from above, not monitoring quacks.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 06:13 UTC as 10th comment
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Mssimo: A serious optical company would post transmittance charts. I dont see any charts.
Here is one from zeiss.

Koreans couldn't possibly make a decent or innovative optical product. Yes, Only serious German companies make decent glass; that must be why all serious professionals are shooting with cameras made there. Right? Comments here are so arrogant they border on being racist. Seriously!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 03:15 UTC

I seem to remember that Leica had a sensor built just for their needs; that is, one that somehow angled the outer chip pixels towards the sensor's center? I know that both CCD's and CMOS's do best with more collimated light. Leica's and their ilk were made in the days of film; silver halide crystals don't particularly care at which angle the photons come from.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 22:10 UTC as 21st comment
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