No more Kodak 35-mm film!

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by slideshow, Jan 13, 2004.

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    George Mann Guest

    Please provide proof that Zeiss is doing the same!
    George Mann, Jan 15, 2004
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    George Mann Guest

    You can prove this I presume?
    George Mann, Jan 15, 2004
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    George Mann Guest

    Where did you see these items?
    George Mann, Jan 15, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    pioe[rmv] wrote:

    They're genuine Zeiss. That does not mean that they are the same
    standard as what you would lust after for your M6 or 'blad.

    I've heard many people claim the Sony Zeiss lenses are not so great.
    OTOH, what the hell do you need in a P&S lens other than a brand name to
    impress the guy in the next seat on the airplane?

    Alan Browne, Jan 15, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    According to

    The Zeiss lenses for digital cameras produced
    by Sony were more than just
    straightforward license products, said
    Coenen emphatically. Not only had they
    been developed entirely by Carl Zeiss,
    they were also individually inspected
    after production according to Zeiss’
    strict quality control standards.

    That article is a bit old ... not sure what the state is today. Now
    does this really matter for a digital camera in any case.
    Alan Browne, Jan 15, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    .... I RETRACT this. See my other post.
    Alan Browne, Jan 15, 2004
  7. The amp was in San Francisco, near Market & Van Ness, about 35 years ago,
    The Porsche was a little square convertable that a friend bought also 25 or
    30 years ago....What a piece of junk! - It had a VW engine in it....I forget
    its numerical designation....110 or something like that.....It's just that
    these two brand names were legendary for their quality in my mind before
    these incidents, and then, after these incidents, I realized that I could no
    longer trust brand names. All companies will sell their name down the river
    to make a few bucks....A sign of the times, I suppose....I am still waiting
    for a $100 Rolex to hit the market....Any time now........And perhaps a
    Rolls Royce "commuter?"
    William Graham, Jan 15, 2004
  8. Porsche 914, perhaps? At least a couple of other models had VeeDub
    based engines as well. If you want to discuss the vices and virtues
    of the 914, well, you'll find a heck of a lot of debating partners.
    Michael Benveniste, Jan 15, 2004
  9. 914....That was it.....Nothing to discuss....I know a piece of junk when I
    see one....I have driven real Porsche cars....Like the Speedster. I also
    remember when a MacIntosh Amplifier was an expensive piece of
    machinery....For that matter, I remember when a Nikon was an expensive, well
    built piece of machinery. And then I saw a 2002......I guess I just hate the
    plastic age.......My age is showing....I will never be able to love a camera
    that weighs less than a pound, unless I take up the, "International spy"
    William Graham, Jan 16, 2004
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    George Mann Guest

    1. The Porshe 914 is in reality little different than a speedster. Both
    are Porshe/VW hybrids, as all Porshes are.

    2. McIntosh does not currently manufacture $120 amps.
    George Mann, Jan 16, 2004
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    stacey Guest

    Well in europe they were sold under the volkswagon brand, in the US as a
    stacey, Jan 17, 2004
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    stacey Guest

    But the speedster engine didn't come out of a VW bus.
    stacey, Jan 17, 2004
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    Skip M Guest

    Porsches were originally VW engined, or the engines were heavily based on VW
    engines. But the 914 was developed originally as a VW, not a Porsche, but
    costs got to the point where it couldn't be marketed as the Karmann Ghia
    successor, so in Europe, it was sold as a VW/Porsche, here in the states, we
    were gullible enough to accept it as a full blown Porsche.
    There was a world of difference between a 914 and a 356 Speedster. Of
    course this all ignores the existence of the 914/6.
    Remember, the 944 was developed for Audi, until, again, costs outstripped
    Skip M, Jan 17, 2004
  14. Yes....There was a world of difference between the two cars.....The balanced
    engine of the speedster required weighing each part before assembling, and
    grinding mass from the heaviest until its weight matched the lightest....the
    engine's ability to rev up to speed without vibration was phenomenal.... The
    only car I ever owned that could rev like that was my Alfa GTV 6. It too,
    had a balanced engine....Unfortunately, keeping cars like that can be very
    expensive, so when I became a stolid old dull married person, I had to
    pretty well give up excesses like that.....
    William Graham, Jan 17, 2004
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    Vince Guest

    The other poster was right the story had to do with KODAK not making film
    cameras state side anymore.

    Take out words goodguy to e-mail
    Check out our new E-BAY STORE. under BOOKMAGS
    Vince, Jan 19, 2004
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