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by bakubo
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kodak lives!
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

Kodak lives!

We spent a month in Thailand and just got back to Japan last week. Several times in Thailand I saw Kodak signs. Do these still exist in the U.S. and elsewhere?

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by bakubo
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: Seeing more and more mirrorless in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 2558

Seeing more and more mirrorless in Thailand

My wife and I are spending a month in Thailand. Been here over 3 weeks so far. Of course I see lots of DSLRs and smartphones, but I am seeing a whole lot of mirrorless. Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, and Fuji. I have not seen a single Nikon or Canon mirrorless though. Seen more mirrorless this time than ...
by bakubo
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Alpha 7 II with Olympus 5-axis IBIS
Replies: 16
Views: 4668

Sony Alpha 7 II with Olympus 5-axis IBIS

Announced and available here in Japan on December 5th:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5893009647/sony-announces-alpha-7-ii-full-frame-mirrorless-camera-with-5-axis-is

Hardly any more point to A-mount, I think.
by bakubo
Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: NEX 6 + 16-50mm + 55-210mm for 100,000 yen
Replies: 2
Views: 3136

NEX 6 + 16-50mm + 55-210mm for 100,000 yen

I saw a new "international" version of the NEX 6 + 16-50mm + 55-210mm for 100,000 yen yesterday at Bic Camera here in Sapporo. That is about US$915. It is duty-free for tourists so they would get the 8% tax rebated so 92,000 yen, US$840. I am not a tourist so I can't get the tax rebate. Is...
by bakubo
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Scotland independence
Replies: 11
Views: 1958

Scotland independence

I have been watching from afar the lead up to the vote. I have no dog in this fight so offer no opinions, but I am interested in what happens. I am wondering though if the vote goes for independence how would that affect Scots living in the rest of the UK and non-Scots living in Scotland? I have exp...
by bakubo
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: iphone 6 with larger sensor, IS, and PDAF
Replies: 7
Views: 3384

iphone 6 with larger sensor, IS, and PDAF

http://connect.dpreview.com/post/4231583673/apple-announces-iphone-6-and-6-plus New iphone has a larger sensor, IS, and PDAF. No doubt fewer and fewer people will bother with anything other than the camera in their phone. Probably a zoom lens will be next. I don't have a smartphone, but they are ev...
by bakubo
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Reading manga on train at night
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Reading manga on train at night

Clearly this serious looking man is doing academic research on the use of electronic manga by men while riding the train at night. He must try it himself in order to gather the relevant data. By the way, in the window reflection you can also see the woman sitting on the other side of the train who i...
by bakubo
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Shirakawa-cho Doronko Matsuri
Replies: 12
Views: 2961

Shirakawa-cho Doronko Matsuri

Saturday we went to the natsu matsuri in Yoshida and then on Sunday we went to the Doronko Matsuri (Mud Festival) in Shirakawa-cho, an even smaller town. Both were great fun! Photos are in the Japan gallery: http://www.bakubo.com/Galleries%202/index.html http://www.bakubo.com/Galleries%202/Japan/Shi...
by bakubo
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Yoshida Natsu Matsuri
Replies: 16
Views: 2962

Yoshida Natsu Matsuri

On Saturday we drove to the small town of Yoshida to attend their natsu matsuri (summer festival). This is the time of year when towns all around Japan hold summer festivals. We spent time there in the afternoon, then went to our hotel for awhile, and in the evening returned. In the afternoon there ...
by bakubo
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Isn't this hell?
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

Isn't this hell?

I saw on Tuck's blog today that he had a job and shot 4000 photos in about 3 days at a conference. That makes my head hurt just thinking about it. He seemed to enjoy it, but it sure sounded bad to me. I shot about 3100 in almost 4 weeks in Turkey, less than 2800 in 4 weeks in Nepal, a bit over 700 i...
by bakubo
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Oshima in the Seto Inland Sea
Replies: 27
Views: 5288

Oshima in the Seto Inland Sea

Recently we went on a day trip driving over the Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge from Shikoku to Oshima (which is one of the islands along this long bridge that connects Shikoku with Honshu. One of the things I did while there was take a boat for an hour to see the famous whirling tides and also to see a pla...
by bakubo
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Turkey trip photos
Replies: 70
Views: 16326

Turkey trip photos

I finally put some of my Turkey photos on my website so if you are interested you can take a look: http://www.bakubo.com/Galleries%202/index.html My website has always had two, sometimes somewhat conflicting, purposes. One, is a place to put my favorite photos. Two, is a place to put my travel photo...
by bakubo
Fri May 30, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Arnold Schwarzenegger in New York in 1968 with Yashica SLR
Replies: 0
Views: 1010

Arnold Schwarzenegger in New York in 1968 with Yashica SLR

Arnold Schwarzenegger in New York for the first time in 1968 with Yashica SLR. Arnold Schwarzenegger in New York in 1968 with Yashica.jpg I remember back in the early 1970s I was trying to decide between a Yashica SLR or a Mamiya/Sekor 1000 DTL SLR to spend my hard earned teenage money on. Ended up ...
by bakubo
Wed May 28, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: The Great Mirrorless Camera Autofocus Shootout
Replies: 20
Views: 7729

The Great Mirrorless Camera Autofocus Shootout

Sony A6000, Panasonic GH4, Olympus E-M1, Fuji XT-1, Nikon D4s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up8K_xd_iwU&list=UUqpOf_Nl5F4tjwlxOVS6h8A

Pretty good video comparison.

Personally, I always use AF-S and single shot mode in all cameras I have used since the early 1970s.