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Author Topic: Why Did I Immediately Think of Gil ???  (Read 9090 times)

KC3AOL

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Re: Why Did I Immediately Think of Gil ???
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2013, 09:03:49 PM »
I guess if five years or so is "new". ;)

Actually, the funny thing about photography is that film is actually digital and digital is closer to being analog. Let me explain that. Film is composed of light sensitive grains. When the film is exposed, the grains are either exposed or not exposed (digital). However, the pixels on a digital sensor measure the intensity of the exposure and can give varying values (analog...well, not quite, but you get the idea).

Also, one of the things you might notice in the article is that higher ISO film is equivalent to lower MP digital because the grain gets bigger and there are fewer of them. ISO settings on digital obviously don't affect the MP of the sensor. One of the great things about digital is the ability to shift ISO at will. Go into a dark room, crank the ISO to 800...1600...3200...6400...even higher (try finding 6400 ISO film), step out into the sunlight and drop the ISO down to 50. Then there's also the ability to do HD video (maybe even taking stills simultaneously) and the ability to take hundreds of pictures without having to change rolls.

No way I'd ever go back to film.  But I do want to convert my old Rollei Baby Gray to digital for a little nostalgia.

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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2013, 12:50:46 AM »
If I am undecided on digital of film, I might be tempted with THIS!



http://helablog.com/2011/02/rolleiflex-minidigi-5-0-digital-camera-%E2%80%93-impressively-detailed-mini-replica/


Reminds me of my Dad's "Rolli", though smaller.  Sure, it's not professional quality, but it's fun...


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Re: Why Did I Immediately Think of Gil ???
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2013, 06:51:17 AM »
If I am undecided on digital of film, I might be tempted with THIS!



http://helablog.com/2011/02/rolleiflex-minidigi-5-0-digital-camera-%E2%80%93-impressively-detailed-mini-replica/


Reminds me of my Dad's "Rolli", though smaller.  Sure, it's not professional quality, but it's fun...


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I have one :D

I haven't used it. Still new in the box. It's actually smaller than it looks like in that picture. The model must have small hands.

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Re: Why Did I Immediately Think of Gil ???
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2013, 09:39:51 PM »
Got this month's QST magazine and there was an article about a guy with a recumbent trike. He has a screw antenna, a Yaesu FT-857D, a battery, and even a solar panel!

Also, another photography thing you might not know about its the lytro (I think) camera. I don't know how it works, but it allows you to take the picture and then focus.

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Re: Why Did I Immediately Think of Gil ???
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2013, 09:41:40 PM »
Yes, it is lytro:
http://www.lytro.com

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Re: Why Did I Immediately Think of Gil ???
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2013, 11:28:23 PM »
That Lytro looks like a pretty spiffy little gadget. If it focuses post-shot, I wonder if it allows for focus stacking? I currently use an application called Helicon Focus (http://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconsoft-products/helicon-focus/). It works great, and I've used it for years, but it requires taking a bunch of photos to blend into one. Being able to do it all from one shutter trip would be nice.

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Re: Why Did I Immediately Think of Gil ???
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2013, 11:28:23 PM »