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  1. How did I never know about Eaze.com?
  2. The other big release this week... https://m.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-gfx-100s-initial-review https://jonasraskphotography.com/2021/01/27/fujifilm-gfx100s-gf80mm-f1-7-first-look-more-than-full-frame/
  3. Is there an over/under on how many Jeff will purchase by EOD?
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    The Wire

    Optimistic compared to John Waters' Baltimore.
  5. I think it's fair to say you'll get a wide range of opinions on Zu speakers, but I still love my Zu Gloss Prismatique Orange Souls. Hardly listen to Rock or Metal though. Due to a few reasons other than sonic, I may eventually switch to KEFs, but I'm a fan (especially with vinyl).
  6. RIP blacklisted writer, director, and producer Walter Bernstein at 101 https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jan/24/walter-bernstein-blacklisted-hollywood-screenwriter-dies-at-101?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
  7. Some of the Lytro team ended up on the Light project. Quality was never part of the Lytro initial push (mentioned in Light discussions that it would there) and thus Lytros gen 2 failed and display infrastructure collapsed. I've still got one collecting dust. It was mostly used taking trick shots of other HCers drinking. I also had the L16, but returned during the 30 day window. Software was buggy ("hey, it's only beta!" Did it ever get out of beta?), quality and output fluctuated, and Apple and Google was right behind with less hardware and seemed even then to likely soar right past. Computati
  8. I'm going to be of little use as my use case was different, but if you haven't compared to the MOTU M2, you may as they're ball park cousins at the same price. Some YT comparisons on power and output noise.
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    Many probably have this with your HBO subscription, but Apple (and maybe others) have the Chernobyl series on sale for $9.99 right now. That's bang for buck. https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/chernobyl/id1460716823?mt=6&at=11lJXm
  10. Yeah. I have the sd Quattro H (occasionally post shots over at https://www.instagram.com/blessingx/ ) . Love the images. Dislike the ISO limitations to get the best images. Kinda consider it my [digital] film camera. The full frame Foveon version of the fp was promised last year, delayed until this year, then almost immediately delayed indefinitely... but “still coming.” They’ve announced some sensor bug that required them to start over. Sounded serious. They’ve said it will be a more Merrill design with 20MP triple layered (3x20), requiring a larger body than the fp and due to readout times,
  11. Thanks for the link and yep. And they gave up on X-Trans on their GFX line, for debatable reasons. The MP climb has probably solved this one. I feel like that conversation gets much more interesting when comparing Bayer and Foveon (Merrill or Quattro) sensors, though there with the limited ISO range (and lessened dynamic range increase over the years), it's almost never apples to apples. Plus who knows if there will be another Foveon camera again? Can't imagine it makes financial sense at this point with the market crashing.
  12. Props for the APS mention! I'm shooting GFX50r and X-Pro2 now. Definitely prefer some other cameras for shooting experience, autofocus, even perceptual resolution for the same MP, but Fuji for best [many] skin tones starting points in mixed light, etc. As I snap, that's pretty much everything. Note: there are plenty of YT videos arguing the different system preferred colors. Back in the late 80s, I worked in a camera shop in the Midwest for a few years, and remember the conversations about Kodak film colors going for accuracy where Fuji went for colors as people remembered them. Sometime
  13. We have a few Fuji users (hey Shelly!), and of course members are always evaluating jumping systems, but "colors!" is often the Fuji rallying cry, and I thought this link may be useful for some. And yes, sims and recipes can be applied to raws. It's not only a jpg conversation. https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2020/08/18/fujifilm-film-simulations-definitive-guide
  14. I thought it was from the basement in Pulp Fiction.
  15. Not a new song, just one that feels even more saturated after Wednesday.
  16. Photographer’s Photos of Being Stuck in Quarantine with Ex-Wife and Mother https://petapixel.com/2021/01/09/a-photographers-hilarious-photos-of-being-stuck-in-quarantine-with-ex-wife-and-mother/
  17. If anyone is a Jeff Daniels fan - http://montalvoarts.org/events/jeff_daniels_2021/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WeeklyNewsletter01%2F09%2F21&utm_content=version_A&promo=11084
  18. This one hurts, though he’s discussed this day often. Michael Apted, 1941-2021, ‘visionary’ director of Up series dies. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jan/09/michael-apted-1941-2021-tributes-paid-to-visionary-director-of-up-series?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
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