It's amazing how nice and civil people who come into this subforum are, even people who make threads as their first posts
I've never really taken part in any other subforums, what are they like?
dont do it man
well i only browse here, read the lmao pics thread and that video section.. whats wrong with the others?
oh in that case you've already hit ground zero as far as a blue is concerned
well for me the lmao pics does have some pretty decent content sometimes purely because i never go anywhere else for funny
read sensationalist headlines if you want to be infuriated daily
Basically the rangefinder technology was an overcomplicated way to shoot. RF coupling mechanisms were required in order to get the viewfinder to adapt to the type of lenses used (which the mechanisms themselves are very expensive. SLR magic sells an M mount lens for $4200 with RF coupling, and $2000 without) and focus properly. The focusing system is much more intricate than merely seeing what the lens would see, because you physically can't. The system is very intricate in order to mimic focusing.
it's kind of like how mirrorless cameras simplified the process of the SLR system. Rangefinders were a concept that worked for the time, but aside from a few quirks don't really have an advantage over an SLR system. The technology is dated and expensive to produce, and very few people would actually prefer to use it. Thus it is a niche product, though still produced in the same high quality standard that leica has always done. but basically high quality standards (hand made, very durable parts used in lieu of cheap ones), niche, and lack of competitors drive up leica prices. they aren't on top as they used to be, and if it wasn't for a dedicated fanbase they would not be a company at all.
1. (of an action) Done with full awareness of the likely consequences.
2. Carefully planned or intended: "vicious and calculated assaults".
vicious and calculated serving of focus couplings
my yashica frowns at trogdon.
Shooting friends senior pics this week. I need tips.
My class president did some, and I don't like them that much
and I want to crush him.
My Zorki-4 angrily disintegrates at trogdon.
dat jpg compression
oh it's facebook
I swear to god if he only delivered his photos via facebook
I need your help. My girlfriend's birthday is this saturday and I need some original presents.
I'm going to take her out to dinner but I also would like to buy something for her.
I will never use an electronic viewfinder to the day I die.
Does anyone here have a flash bulb flash gun I could try out. Preferably one that uses AG1 flash bulbs?
Actually I just bought one off eBay.
While doing some research it seems Cavers are the main users of flash bulbs now.
Off to Banff, Alberta! Talk to you all in a week (not that I really talk to you guys that often). I think I will start a thread for my trip to Banff just like my trip to China.
And bopie, hasselblad is actually working on a mirrorless medium format camera allegedly, which I think makes sense for the format.
I know I'm pretty drastically different in opinion from you guys, but there is a definite shift occurring already. For aps-c sensors, try out the a57 at best buy or something versus a d3100 and notice the massive difference in viewfinder size. This is the first place where the technology will make some big strides, in the low end dslr market.
Yeah mirrorless is garnering a pretty serious following. Sony abandoned the SLR design altogether, as have Olympus and Panasonic. Canon just unveiled their new mirrorless system, and while I don't find it to be anything that hasn't been done already, is gaining massive interest among consumers. For a digital format, moving to all digital components just makes sense, especially as batteries and OLED technologies improve.
I'm not dissing DSLR's as I enjoy them, but times will change eventually, and I for one am excited
I remember a while ago someone linked to a site selling a scanner that was A. affordable and B. scanned developed film. Does anybody by chance have that link, or a scanner with similar qualities?
Ten things Nikon should do next | NPhoto’s vision of the future
A Monday afternoon summit conference at N-Photo Towers has produced a series of ground-breaking ideas for future Nikon D-SLRs. Our criteria? It has to be technically possible, genuinely useful or jaw-droppingly clever. Prepare to be amazed as we reveal our vision for the future…
1. Electronic level information embedded in EXIF data
Many Nikons already have electronic levels, and it surely wouldn’t be difficult to encode the tilt of the camera at the time the shot was taken into the image’s EXIF data. Your software could then correct any tilt automatically!
Angela Nicholson, Head of Testing
2. Touch-screen displays
Not for taking control of the camera completely, but for quickly selecting menu options, or for zooming in on image in playback mode. It would save lots of boring button-pressing. The on-screen interface on the D3000/D5000 series is crying out for touch-screen control!
Amy Davies, Test Team
3. In-camera graduated filters
If Nikon can apply D-Lighting in-camera, then a graduated filter effect would surely be easy. It could either be applied as the shot’s taken (like Active D-Lighting) or later on as a Retouch option.
Chris Rutter, Technique Editor, Digital Camera
4. Built-in ND (neutral density) filter
Just to bring the ISO down to ISO 50 or 25, to help get motion blur effects or shallow depth of field in bright light. Not sure how it could be done, since the photosites on the sensor would presumably reach saturation point, but it would be really useful.
Ben Brain, Editor, Practical Photoshop/Chris Rutter, Digital Camera
5. Detachable LCD/remote
What about a clip-on rear LCD which incorporates a wireless transmitter? You could leave it fixed to the camera to shoot in the normal way, or unclip it and walk away for remote operation.
Rod Lawton, Technique Editor, N-Photo
6. A simple, no-frills manual SLR!
Perfect for students and colleges, and a welcome return to basic photography for the rest of us. No auto-exposure, only manual shutter speed and aperture control. I might stretch to white balance control and maybe even autofocus, but only one single AF point. Nikon could call it the FM-D!
7. Voice commands
You could tell your camera what to do, such as “centre AF point”, “lock focus” and “shoot in 5 seconds”. That would allow hands-free shooting, and you could even bark your orders from a distance.
Peter Travers, Editor, PhotoPlus
8. AF points right to the edge of the screen
Apparently there are technical reasons why this hasn’t been done so far, but it would be a really useful feature nonetheless. You can do this in Live View, but it’s not the same.
Chris George, Editor, N-Photo/Angela Nicholson, Head of Testing
9. Built-in 3G
Your Nikon could be its own wi-fi access point! That’s not to say your Nikon needs to turn in to a phone – there’s plenty of use for 3G technology beyond making phone calls. It would also be able to add location data to images, so there would be no need for a GPS device.
Chris George, N-Photo
10. Instant reset button
How many times have you accidentally taken a whole batch of shots at unsuitable settings left over from the shoot before? All it needs is an external reset button (or combination of two buttons to avoid accidental use) which reverts the camera to default everyday settings.
Rod Lawton, N-Photo[/release]
The concept of the FM-D is... intriguing
The voice command and 3g is a little silly in my mind. I guess if you take photos for sports and instantly want them shared/saved on a computer that would be good. That FM-D concept does sound fun though.
The leveling idea is genius, I hope that is actually implemented. Such a cool idea.
Built in ND filters are a good idea, but technically very difficult. Offering ISO speeds of 25 (software of course) are dangerous to the sensor as it is putting an excess amount of light on it. I'm guessing the mirror box would need to be altered in order for built in ND filters. The Sony f700 has built in ND filters and is mirrorless, which was thought to be impossible but was done, so who knows?
The rest of the list seems odd, I don't really understand it. An all manual digital camera, seems weird although enough external controls would be interesting. Bundle it with a redesigned 35mm f1.8G that has selectable aperture and a classic design and you will have takers easily.
Touch screens are nifty for focusing, so I say yes to that but only capacitive and an external button to disable.
AF points at the edge of the frame is useless, just recompose after focusing.
3G would be expensive, just have an option to teather to a phone.
Reset button had been done before, by Minolta on the 9xi. A very welcome feature, but nothing new.
I think phone tethering and an open firmware would be great camera innovations, I mean look at the GH2 and how much modding has helped the sales of that. And phone tethering would be cool if it could do live view from a distance, be used as a remote, and able to upload pictures off of a wireless signal.