PHOTOgraphic Film Review, January Issue

Discussion in 'Photography' started by me, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. me

    Joe Pucillo Guest

    Wasn't it Ted who said...
    Probably not. I subscribed to Petersen's PHOTOgraphic for a
    year, but didn't think it worth it to re-up. So, they sent me a
    year's worth of magazines to me for free!

    They wanted the ads (about 65% of total space) in my hands that
    badly.
     
    Joe Pucillo, Jan 20, 2005
    #21
    1. Advertisements

  2. me

    Donald Link Guest


    I agree, if you skip the commericals and worthless articles you can
    read the entire magazine in a few minutes. Sometimes they have
    interesting articles but them they scatter it out in six different
    pages when two pages would do. Quess it is another way to make you
    look at advertising 6 times. I purchased the suscription thru ebay
    for a very low price and I can see why. I would definetly not
    rescribe.
     
    Donald Link, Jan 20, 2005
    #22
    1. Advertisements

  3. me

    grol Guest

    Not trying to start a debate. Out of interest, what Konica films do you
    recommend? I had poor results with their consumer film, so never ended up
    considering any of their pro film.

    grol
     
    grol, Jan 20, 2005
    #23
  4. me

    me Guest

    Joe: I don't suppposed they could've sent you a year's worth of magazines
    for free because they wanted to keep your business? In todays market place
    how many businesses can afford to lose customers?
    I haven't seen a magazine yet that doesn't have ads, if they didn't who
    knows how much they would cost? Personally I don't mind ads, it's easy to
    turn the page and a few are even interesting. But YMMV and it obviously
    does. For now though I'll just let the audience decide on these issues. Even
    if we don't agree lets be friends OK?
    Signed,
    me
     
    me, Jan 20, 2005
    #24
  5. me

    me Guest

    I'm sorry to hear that you've had trouble finding your favorite products.
    Fortunately for me I haven't experienced any problems. New films are being
    introduced by Kodak, Agfa and Fuji so I'm confident that film will be with
    us for quite some time. As a rule I don't make predictions especially with a
    deadline but if I were to make a prediction it would be that many camera
    stores will close before film disappears or even becomes scarce. After all
    why should anyone go to a camera store when they can buy whatever they want
    from the nearest discount electronic store? And who's going to buy a
    polarizer for a camera-phone (oxymoron)? IMHO if film ever does disappear
    the world will be the worse for it. In any event my apologies if I was
    abrupt with your first post, lets be friends OK?
    Signed,
    me
     
    me, Jan 20, 2005
    #25

  6. I like three of their print films - the VX-100 for the rare occasions
    where print film is used for items shot with studio flash, the Centuria 800
    for print film with location flash, and the Pro-160 for print film used for
    portraits and people in general. For slides, I tend to use a mixture of
    Agfa, Fuji, and one or two speciality Kodak films.

    Stewart
     
    Dwight Stewart, Jan 21, 2005
    #26
  7. me

    grol Guest

    Thanks for that info.
    grol
     
    grol, Jan 21, 2005
    #27
  8. me

    John Guest

    Well given that they aren't listening to the wants and needs
    of their customers, I can only guess the number is rather large.

    Regards,

    John S. Douglas, Photographer - http://www.puresilver.org
    Please remove the "_" when replying via email
     
    John, Jan 21, 2005
    #28
  9. me

    me Guest

    I was addressing Joe with that comment but since you replied I would ask you
    if you have ever made you needs known to them? My experience is that if I
    don't say what I want then I have no one to blame but myself if I'm
    dissatisfied. Thank you for your reply to my post.
    Signed,
    me
     
    me, Jan 21, 2005
    #29
  10. me

    ThomasH Guest

    Resolution: extreme good,
    Grain: very low,
    Color balance: neutral
    97 points of 100.

    ..... you got the picture. These roundups are all too similar to each
    other and to superficial to have any value.

    This would be different if they would print just a few lines per film
    due to space constraints, but still provide some really detailed results
    on the web for their readers. I prefer to shoot a test roll and judge it
    by myself.

    Thomas
     
    ThomasH, Jan 21, 2005
    #30
  11. me

    ThomasH Guest

    Resolution: extreme good,
    Grain: very low,
    Color balance: neutral
    97 points of 100.

    ..... you got the picture. These roundups are all too similar to each
    other and to superficial to have any value.

    This would be different if they would print just a few lines per film
    due to space constraints, but still provide some really detailed results
    on the web for their readers. I prefer to shoot a test roll and judge it
    by myself.

    Thomas
     
    ThomasH, Jan 21, 2005
    #31
  12. me

    ThomasH Guest

    Resolution: extreme good,
    Grain: very low,
    Color balance: neutral
    97 points of 100.

    ..... you got the picture. These roundups are all too similar to each
    other and to superficial to have any value.

    This would be different if they would print just a few lines per film
    due to space constraints, but still provide some really detailed results
    on the web for their readers. I prefer to shoot a test roll and judge it
    by myself.

    Thomas
     
    ThomasH, Jan 21, 2005
    #32
  13. me

    ThomasH Guest

    This must be some malfunction of the new Comcast newsserver,
    and as I just see, this message has a massive cross post...
    I have not noticed, I usually try to reply local only.

    Sorry.
    Thomas
     
    ThomasH, Jan 21, 2005
    #33
  14. me

    grol Guest

    I see that Agfa Ultra is number one this guys review, and that Konica also
    appears in the list twice.
    http://photographic.com/film/167/
     
    grol, Jan 21, 2005
    #34
  15. me

    John Guest

    Yep. I asked for integrity in journalism. I still haven't found any.


    Regards,

    John S. Douglas, Photographer - http://www.puresilver.org
    Please remove the "_" when replying via email
     
    John, Jan 22, 2005
    #35
  16. me

    me Guest

    As I look at the article I see quite a bit more information than that but
    YMMV and it obviously does. A comprehensive review of every film made would
    fill a tome of several hundred pages or a very large web article and is
    therefore outside the scope of most periodicals.

    Here are the film guides from previous years at the Photographic web site:
    http://www.photographic.com/film/

    I'm afraid I have neither the time, money or patience to test every type
    film. For my part a review that can give me a tip about which film might
    interest me is quite sufficient. Even though you didn't reply directly thank
    you for your reply to my post.
    Signed,
    me
     
    me, Jan 27, 2005
    #36
  17. me

    sue crowder Guest

    Hi Everyone
    I am in the process of replacing my beloved pentax SRL, that has given me 25
    years of faithful sevice with a digital camera, any thoughts on the best
    available?

    Thanks
    Sue
     
    sue crowder, Feb 12, 2005
    #37
  18. me

    piemanlarger Guest

    Simple says simon, the one that suits you!

    Ok, so how much do you have to spend.
    What type of photos are you going to be taking with it?

    Give as much info as you can and you should get a better answer.

    Pieman
     
    piemanlarger, Feb 12, 2005
    #38
  19. me

    Juan Guest


    The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II


    But I think a better question would be: What's the best digitcam I can get
    with so much money? Because the best will usually cost more than most of us
    can afford. :-(
     
    Juan, Feb 12, 2005
    #39
  20. Cruise over to www.dpreview.com
    Check out the reviews and forums. Form your own opinion armed with as much
    research as you can stand.
    Points to consider:
    Price range -- beware sticker shock. A new 35mm SLR can be had for less than
    $200. Point-n-click digitals run from $200-$500 US. Better all-in-ones like
    Nikon 5000 and 8000 series are $500-1000. Digital SLRs are $900-8000
    (depending on advanced features, sensor size, etc).
    Movies -- most DSLRs do not do movie clips. If you want movies, stick with
    Coolpix etc.
    Removable lenses -- I don't know if modern Pentax DSLRs will accept your old
    lenses. Expect to replace your collection. Expect to spend time in image
    editing software to remove dust specks from your photos; dust is attracted
    to the sensor while your changing lenses. The cameras without removable
    lenses don't have this drawback.
    User level -- novice, advanced novice like me, or Pro? Novices will be happy
    with the digital Canon Rebel, advanced with the Canon 20D or Nikon D70, pros
    will like the Canon 1D line or the Nikon D2* series.
    Learning curve -- many digital camera menus are daunting to slog through.
    Downloading and massaging require a bit of PC literacy.

    How deep your pockets are and what you want to do with your new camera
    determine the answer to "the best available."
     
    Larry CdeBaca, Feb 12, 2005
    #40
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.