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  1. Worked with Rev. Run on a virtual event this morning. That was a hoot.
  2. I glanced at the SL2-S shots this morning and honestly a comparison to shots of large format, but not particularly sharp by modern standards, prints, wouldn't be a good test. Nor would white frames on white walls. I'll test on another subject at some point. I doubt the iPhone will compete, but how close will it and under what conditions. Certainly a huge step up from my Xr. Which 85L is/was this? I have the old 85 f/1.2 L FD, which I adapt to other systems.
  3. I believe it’s portrait mode (virtual bokeh), not portrait orientation, that causes reverting to 12MP. I had no issues. You need to stay on main camera, 1x zoom and (I believe) have ProRaw turned on, thus you’re still getting some processing, but some apps like ProCamera give you a “natural” ProRaw setting. Well lit museum and gallery spaces of old printed monochrome images aren’t the best tests, but so far I’m very impressed. Took a few photos with the Leica SL2-S too, but didn’t even look at them as these were great for this use. My biggest gripe, and why it’s probably great for street, is the “normal” lens is close to 35mm equivalent (contrary to many review comments about it being 50mm), so if you’re a 50mm shooter like me you’re always tempted to zoom and any zooming will knock it back to 12MP. I kinda wish they had a “best” lock setting and the phone became a single focal length, not that the 12MP ProRaw images look bad or anything. I still need to experiment more though. I do already wonder what this tech with the 48MP on each sensor and the rumored periscope lens system on the far end will start to mean to mirrorless body sales. 🙈
  4. In the off chance anyone is curious about the above shows, hit both today and experimented a little with the 14 Pro Max, 48MP (then downsized on output), and ProRaw. The Fraenkel show I had to myself.
  5. Damn. Only 73 top 40 hits. Time to float...
  6. Hmmm. How America Took Out The Nord Stream Pipeline https://seymourhersh.substack.com/p/how-america-took-out-the-nord-stream
  7. For those in the Bay Area through early April, SFMOMA has a Bernd & Hilla Becher exhibit going on ( https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/bernd-hilla-becher/ ) and the great Fraenkel Gallery ( https://fraenkelgallery.com/exhibitions/bernd-and-hilla-becher-2023 ), around the corner, is doing a companion show through the 25th.
  8. Shouldn't we move on to predicting the seasons with capybaras? #stillnaptime
  9. I tried "deaf ears" and thought it the best so far, then realized it was just buffering.
  10. Pretty close to the deep track Abba-ish cover at the start of the film, if everyone also had Covid.
  11. RIP Cindy Williams of American Graffiti, The Conversation, and Laverne & Shirley https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-64428430
  12. Planning out my future with a tangping attitude. https://madeinchinajournal.com/2023/01/08/lying-flat-profiling-the-tangping-attitude/
  13. Lisa Loring, the original Wednesday Addams, dies at age 64 https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/jan/30/lisa-loring-the-original-wednesday-addams-dies-at-age-64
  14. In case you haven't heard, Lil Dicky is returning in season three of Dave in April.
  15. Happy belated and have a blast in Sonoma.
  16. Hope it's a wild, wonderful birthday!
  17. Soon you’re likely going to be near them more often. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/11/california-in-n-out-burger-opens-east-tennessee
  18. Your sentence made me hunt down this article about when digital matched/surpassed medium format film. And of course that wasn’t even FF.
  19. Mine would probably be the Sigma dp2 Quattro and dp0Q. The models even Foveon fans seem to dislike. I doubt I’ll ever sell them, though their use, like all Foveon cameras, is compromised by ISO restrictions. At this point I use them mostly on camping trips and beach visits.
  20. Nice IR shots and doubly nice clean up. The 5D Classic (aka MK1) is a pretty big model in this digicam community (as far as I can tell). I picked one up last year.
  21. Well, not that old for us [wink, wink]. And with near zero evidence besides some comments, I suspect the lure of film is all over this for an audience that may not be able to afford film. Hell, the last two cameras I bought were combined cheaper than processing and printing a single roll of B&W. Even just the last two years has seen film prices soar while last decade analog being heavily romanticized. As for edgy, I've been in this space for a bit so it seems old hat to me and some of the channels do seem more aimless lately (not a lot of new old digicams ), so we'll see how long it lasts, if one believes it's a real trend. And yes, I was looking at a Nikon D3s the weekend. Only 14 years old. Practically new in comparison!
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