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by bakubo
Wed May 14, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Turkey mine explosion
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Turkey mine explosion

I returned to Japan a few days ago after my close to 4 weeks of travel in Turkey and I am working on the photos now. It was my first time there and I found Turkey very interesting with warm, wonderful people. I hope to visit again someday. You have probably heard the news of the big coal mine explos...
by bakubo
Thu May 08, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Camera wifi: unfortunate, unintended consequence
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Camera wifi: unfortunate, unintended consequence

Today I flew from Tokyo to Matsuyama; a flight I have made several times on the same airline. Most recently was last year. The flight is less than 2 hours with some good views so I often get a window seat where I can watch and sometimes take photos. The planes are new and the windows are pristine. A...
by bakubo
Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Message to Yildiz
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Message to Yildiz

Yildiz, I sent you PMs on April 9th and April 27th using the PM system here and just now I noticed that they are still sitting in my Outbox and were never sent to you. The system seems broken. Oh well, I just wanted you to know I had replied to you in case you were wondering. :( :o
by bakubo
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: JVC Kenwood joins m4/3
Replies: 2
Views: 2358

JVC Kenwood joins m4/3

by bakubo
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Flying backwards in LA
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Flying backwards in LA

Recently in the Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread! there have been several air show photos posted: http://www.photoclubalpha.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4195 Coincidentally, today I saw a photo on the CNN website: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/28/world/gallery/week-in-photos-0328/index.html?hpt...
by bakubo
Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: B&W 120 photo using toy camera in 1968
Replies: 16
Views: 4159

B&W 120 photo using toy camera in 1968

When I was a kid in 1968 I was given a plastic toy 120 film camera. It was my first camera that was my own. I mostly took photos using it without any film in the camera. Actually, I think I only shot one roll of film with it and that was the B&W roll that came with it. Not too long ago I was goi...
by bakubo
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Wild Mojave Desert Burros and Joshua Trees
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Wild Mojave Desert Burros and Joshua Trees

There are wild burros in the Mojave Desert and sometimes you can see them close to the road. A few days ago we were driving in the desert and there were 5 burros grazing on the side of the road so I pulled over to take a few photos. The burro in the first photo looks to be very young. The next 2 are...
by bakubo
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vatican Bramante Staircase
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Vatican Bramante Staircase

I am sure you have all seen similar photos by various people of the Vatican Bramante Staircase. I took this one in 1994 and I had never, as far as I know, seen a photo of it before, but since then I have seen many that look much like this. Of course, I think most photographers even if they had never...
by bakubo
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Get your €8500 A99 from Hasselblad
Replies: 12
Views: 2476

Get your €8500 A99 from Hasselblad

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/02/03/form-before-function-the-hasselblad-hv-is-a-sony-a99-with-a-new-coat-of-pai I suspect there are some people who really want a Sony A99, but are very status conscious and wouldn't be seen in public with something that is not upscale enough. For those p...
by bakubo
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rob Sheppard's mirrorless blog
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Rob Sheppard's mirrorless blog

Some of you may be familiar with Rob Sheppard. He has been a writer and the editor for Outdoor Photographer magazine for many years. Someone posted elsewhere that he has a blog on mirrorless cameras: http://www.mirrorlessnature.com/ I think he is mostly a nature photographer -- as can probably be su...
by bakubo
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Different Sensor Sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Different Sensor Sizes

Here is a rather interesting comparison of different sensor sizes (medium format, Nikon D800E, Olympus OM-D E-M5, and a couple of tiny sensor digicams).

http://blog.mingthein.com/2013/06/25/a-question-of-sensor-size/
by bakubo
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Scanners
Topic: Scanning Torture (or Learning to Love Your Digital Camera)
Replies: 37
Views: 13250

Scanning Torture (or Learning to Love Your Digital Camera)

Over the last 3 months I have been scanning a bunch more of my old 35mm slides and negatives using my Minolta Dimage Scan Elite film scanner and Vuescan scanning software. It produces a 10mp image. From 1998 until a few months ago I had little by little scanned about 3500 slides/negatives. During th...
by bakubo
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The graying of traditional photography
Replies: 0
Views: 875

The graying of traditional photography

I don't check Kirk Tuck's site everyday, but after finding his article about the 7/7r yesterday I went back today to check something in it. I then found this new article and found it much more interesting than the 7/7r article. The graying of traditional photography and why everything is getting re-...
by bakubo
Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, training & exhibitions
Topic: Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age
Replies: 11
Views: 11031

Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age

I went to see this approximately 300 photo Magnum photo exhibition at the University of Texas at Austin today: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/2013/magnum/ Excellent and the presentation was good too. The prints were of various sizes by many Magnum photographers. I am sure lots of the internet...
by bakubo
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: RX10 looks interesting
Replies: 51
Views: 14236

RX10 looks interesting

The RX10 has the same 20mp sensor as the RX100 II that is well thought of and it has an equivalent 24-200mm f2.8 Zeiss lens. Having a package that includes the equivalent of a 24-70mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8 makes the $1200 price easier to take. I have read that the zoom-by-wire is very poor because ...