Digitising Film - A contradiction in terms?

Digitising Film - A contradiction in terms?
'But of course all of this is b******s. As ever it's the final image that is the important thing here. If you are the kind of person that likes to sit around with a small circle of enthusiasts and bang on aboutsome arcane printing processes, to the exclusion of everything else, then you are welcome to it.'
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Apple iPhone 7 and smartphone implications

Apple iPhone 7 and smartphone implications
'I guess sticking your head in the sand like an ostrich is becoming the norm for many photographic gear enthusiasts. Reading some comments in forums about the new iPhone 7's camera tech. and seeing many of the same attitudes that characterised the 35mm v Medium Format and Film v Digital debates only serves to remind me that the majority of the photographic internet is all about gear ownership and gratification and approval that comes by making the 'right' purchasing decisions. '
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STOCK DIARIES - Does the Sigma Foveon Sensor work for Stock Photography?

STOCK DIARIES - Does the Sigma Foveon Sensor work for Stock Photography?
'The Foveon sensor with it's high-resolution ultra-sharp images would seem to be a likely candidate for shooting low ISO stock landscape / location / nature / travel material. And while that is certainly true, there are a few issues that make it less than ideal to use.'
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LENS IS or IBIS - which is better? Video and stills stabilisation on the Sony A7r II

LENS IS or IBIS - which is better? Video and stills stabilisation on the Sony A7r II
'Using Canon IS lenses and cameras with IBIS, such as a Panasonic GX8 and my newly acquired Sony A7r II has merely confirmed what I have believed for years. That lens IS is better than in-camera IBIS systems for me. The reason is simple. Lens IS is tuned for the specific lens, IBIS isn't. '
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Panasonic post focus - Fluff or genuinely useful?

Panasonic post focus - Fluff or genuinely useful?
'So is this just yet another mirrorless gimmick, 'fun things to do with 4K video' or does it offer genuine creative and useful possibilities? Well, yes and yes would be my answer, but with reservations in the case of the latter. '
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The Olympus Air AO1 - Refreshingly NON retro - Review and Opinion.

The Olympus Air AO1 - Refreshingly NON retro - Review and Opinion.
'Now I've got some posts on the Air via THIS LINK and it's a versatile little thing. For me made all the more attractive by it's pared down menu. Much easier and more fun to use than my OM-D II for example, I'm very impressed with it. I pair it with an Apple iPod touch, which is even smaller and lighter and the wi-fi network they create seems very reliable and robust (which makes a change!) It takes a few seconds to set up and once that's achieved the AF is positive and relatively quick. '
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Micro four thirds super resolution

Micro four thirds super resolution
'The above image is why I'm not bothered about the lack of pixels in m4/3 (compared to some other systems) It consists of 76 (yes that is 76) images shot in three rows with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 II plus Panasonic 100-300 zoom and stitched together in Photoshop CC using the Photomerge function. As you might image the resolution and level of detail are jaw dropping. '
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Leica Q (Typ 116) Leica T (Typ 701) and Nikon D750 - Hybrid doesn't always mean mirrorless - Mirrorless myopia

Leica Q (Typ 116) Leica T (Typ 701) and Nikon D750 - Hybrid doesn't always mean mirrorless - Mirrorless myopia
'Take a look at the samples above, from my Leica's and Nikon D750. Not bad at all. Because the place where this footage ends up will be on the internet, or on a computer, laptop or even smartphone screen. Again I would be interested to know just where the footage all these demanding hobbyists ends up. My suspicion is very little, or none at all ends up commercially broadcast on movie screens or high definition TV sets.'
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Do I really prefer using a smartphone to a mirrorless camera? and the strange resurgence of the old school film look applied to digital.

Do I really prefer using a smartphone to a mirrorless camera? and the strange resurgence of the old school film look applied to digital.
'In an era of very clean digital output, for me there is no anomaly in the fact that smartphones and the editing programmes designed for them have all kinds of old film simulations in them. The Instagram filters and programmes like Fotor and Snapseed offer all kinds of 'distressed' photo options and grainy black and white and even faux sepia toning are with us once again.'
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